Water Plantain

Name: Water Plantain

Scientific name: Alisma plantago-aquatica

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A long stalked, tall aquatic plant often found in shallow water or the muddy banks of slow moving water courses. Flowers June to August.

How to identify: Look for the oval leaves, often heart shaped at the base, and pink tinged flower petals.

Where: Grows everywhere in the UK and Ireland but less dominant in the north of Scotland.

Fantastic fact: The flowers of water plantain open in the afternoon, often between 1pm and 7pm.

Photograph credit: ukwildflowers.com

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