Broadleaf Water Plantain - ALIPLA Alisma plantago-aquatica
The large green leaves are both beautiful and functional as an oxygenator. An open head of fine white flowers produces lots of seeds for wildlife in the fall. Great for the water garden or pond.
Height (cm): 10-90
Other traits: Herbal, Wildlife, Oxygenator, Broadleaf Water Plantain was used medicinally by Native Americans to help kidney and lung conditions. Plantain is good as a poultice for minor cuts, bruises and insect bites. It has been said that eating plantain seed may keep the mosquitoes away. Water Plantain leaves have been known to be a occasional snack for moose and ducks. Oxygenators produce oxygen as a by product of photosynthesis.