Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Alisma triviale Pursh image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Caroline A. Creevey

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Keir Morse

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Janice Stiefel
Family Alismataceae
Alisma triviale Pursh
northern water-plantain
Alisma: Greek name for a water plant
triviale: common, ordinary
Hazardous hazard symbol- click for definition
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Native
Plant: erect or floating, perennial, semi-aquatic to aquatic, 4"-40" tall
Flower: white, 3-parted, 1/3" wide, petals half again as long as the sepals; inflorescence taller than the leaves and with 4 or more whorls of flowers per stalk; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:dense ring of dry seeds; seed with 1 groove on the back
Leaf:in basal rosette, with parallel veins, linear to lance-like to widely elliptical or oval, long-stalked, smooth and firm, aquatic or terrestrial
Habitat: shallow water, ponds; in muddy soil
Notes: very similar to Alisma subcordatum whose flower is 1/8" wide
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Alisma list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Alisma brevipes Greene
Alisma plantago-aquatica L. subsp. brevipes (Greene) Sam.
Alisma plantago-aquatica L. var. americanum Schult.
Alisma plantago-aquatica L. var. brevipes (Greene) Vict.

         
  Home
Faculty
Botany News/Events
Projects
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
 
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Bryophytes
Ethnobotany
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Bryophytes
Browse by:
Common Name
Genus
Search by:
County
 Name
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map