Definition of water plantain in English:

water plantain

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noun

  • An aquatic or marshland plant of north temperate regions, with leaves that resemble those of plantains and a tall stem bearing numerous pink flowers.
    • Genus Alisma, family Alismataceae
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    • He may favor a floating leaf of water plantain (which is plentiful in our creek).
    • Wetland communities include, in addition to stands of soft-stem bulrush, very marshy areas with water plantain and broad-leaved arrowhead, two closely related species whose flowers have three white petals.
    • Plants and animal species at risk included sphagnum mosses at Moorthwaite Moss, and vendace fish and floating water plantain at Bassenthwaite.

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