Alisma triviale Pursh - Northern Water Plantain
Family - Alismataceae
Stems - No info. yet.
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Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Pond margins, creeks, sloughs, marshes, ditches, in mud.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This aquatic species can be found scattered throughout much of Missouri but is apparently absent from the northwest quarter of the state. The plant is similar to another, A. subcordatum Raf., but the latter has petals which are equal to or shorter than the sepals and smaller fruits. A. subcordatum is more common in the state.
Photographs taken off Hwy H., Shannon County, MO., 7-18-03 and 6-25-04.