Water Plantain, Common Water Plantain.
Up to 1.5m.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Shallow margins of creeks and swamps to 50cm deep, and drying mud.
Erect emergent aquatic perennial to 1.5m high.
Pale pink or almost white flowers in summer.
Mid Dec to late Jan. Monitor closely as mature tan-brown seeds shed in 3-14 days.
Division of rootstock or from seed using the bog method.
Useful in farm dams.
Valuable part of aquatic environment. Fruit and leaves a food source for native wildlife.
Ornamental for garden ponds.