Plants of the Castlemaine District.

Water Plantain - native (Alisma plantago-aquatica)

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Family: Alismataceae

Wetland plant. Abundant at Bells Swamp after flooding.


The leaves have a resemblance to some plantains.

The seeds of the related Star Fruit (Damasonium minus) are star-like, not rounded.

Photos 1: Part of a flower spray. 2: Water Plantain with broad leaves, growing with Milfoil. 3: Extensive patch. All at Bells Swamp.