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water plantain

water plantain

Water plant with tiny white flowers and pointy oval shaped leaves. Tea used for kidney and urinary problems like kidney stones, lower back pain, lung problems.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(water plantain), a genus of perennial herbs of the family Alismataceae. The long-petioled entire leaves are in a radical rosette. The white bisexual flowers have a double perianth and are in whorled panicled branches. The fruit is a compound nutlet of dry monospermous fruitlets. There are nine or ten species (according to another classification, one or two species with subspecies), distributed in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere and in Australia. The USSR has six species. A. plantago-aquatica grows along bodies of water, grassy marshes, swampy meadows, and ditches. Its rootstock is rich in edible starch. The plant contains a substance that irritates the skin; in fresh form it is poisonous to cattle. Water plantain is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.

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Afterwards Typha latifolia, Alisma plantgo and Scirpus (Bulrush) were with 1.26, 0.7 and 0.62 mg/kg in dry matter of below-ground tissues at sixth decade respectively.
The frequency of aquatic macrophytes in stream groups (n = number of stream sites), total and mean number of taxa in a group, and mean macrophyte cover (%) of the stream groups Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 (n = 37) (n = 36) (n = 18) Total number of taxa * 44 46 26 Mean number of taxa 10 8 3.4 Mean cover, % 42 53 12 Species Acorus calamus 4 1 -- Alisma plantago-aquatica 24 15 7 Amblystegium riparium -- 3 -- Batrachium sp.
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The dominant species of marsh vegetation is Phragmites australis, and the companion species include Potentilla anse-rina, Salix brachypoda, Alisma plantago-aquatica, Isoetes acustris, and Plantago asiatica.
Five of these taxa were obligate wetland species, consisting of mud plantain (Alisma subcordatum), spike rushes (Eleocharis spp.), ditch stonecrop (Pentharum sedoides), Schoenaplectus tabernaemantani and Typha spp.
In der estnischen Schriftsprache tragt die in flachem Wasser gedeihende Pflanzengattung Alisma die Bezeichnung konnarohi 'Froschloffel' (Kuusk 1972 : 362).
* * * Actites megalocarpa * Adenochilus nortonii * Alisma plantago-aquatica * * Alocasia brisbanensis * Alpinia caerulea * Arthrochilus spp.
Plants like corkscrew rush (Juncus effusus `Spiralis') water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica), or pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris) create interesting texture and contrast.
Si cada una de dos cosas tiene, asi, por si alisma, cierta propiedad, entonces es tina consecuencia logica que se asemejaran entre si en este sentido.
Swampy land, on the other hand, would be filled with plants which can grow in oxygen-starved soil because of special air-containing tissue: Equisetum (horsetail or scouring rush), rushes (Juncus), Scirpus, Alisma, Sagittaria and Sparganium.