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Common name

English: European water plantain

German: Gemeiner Froschlöffel

Mandarin: 泽泻 (ze xie)

Portuguese: Alface-dos-arrozais, Colhereiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Alismatales (8)

        Family: Alismataceae (4)(family description)

          Genus: Alisma (2)

            Epithet: plantago-aquatica L. (1)

plantago-aquatica => earlier name for A. plantago-aquatica in reference to the similarity of the leaves with Plantago major and its aquatic habitat


Climate: temperate

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Alisma plantago-aquatica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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