4-2 Alismataceae, water-plantain family

Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell, Nicholas M. Hill


Associated with freshwater and wetlands, these herbaceous plants have sagittate or linear leaves. The flowers have showy white petals and six or more stamens. Pistils are numerous, and form a tightly packed ring or spiral. Fruits are achenes. Only two genera of these wetland plants are found in Nova Scotia. Sean Blaney, David Mazerolle and Martin Thomas us permission to use their photographs.


Magnoliophyte, water-plantain family, monocots, Alisma, Sagitarria, water-plantain, arrowhead, aquatic plants

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