Plants of the Castlemaine District.
Water Plantain - native (Alisma plantago-aquatica)
Wetland plant. Abundant at Bells Swamp after flooding.
- it is a wetland plant
- flowers are on branched sprays, with 3 white petals.
- the leaves on long narrow stalks which widen to broad leaves
- the seeds are in rounded clusters.
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.