Also called Mad-Dog Weed
More About Alisma plantago-aquatica
- Airy, white flowers
- Clump forming perennial with hairless, plantain-like foliage emerging in early spring
- Foliage stands 60 cm above the waterline
- Found in fresh water ponds, slow moving streams or low lying areas
- Bloom Time: June to August
The word alisma is derived from the Celtic word meaning water. It has many, medicinal uses, including treatment of rabies, hence the common name "Mad-Dog Weed".
Broadleaf Water Plantain Growing and Maintenance Tips
Thrives in a moist to wet soil, or planted along water edges where the roots are submerged no deeper than 30 cm. Good for naturalizing, garden ponds and water gardens. Will self-sow aggressively in a suitable setting.
Alisma plantago-aquatica Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall