Water plantain – Alisma plantago-aquatica

Water plantain – Alisma plantago-aquatica

Description:

This plant has small, white flowers and heart-shaped leaves with pointed tips. The leaves are clustered at the base of the plant.

Habitat and Distribution:

Look for this plant in fresh water and in wet, full sun areas in Temperate and Tropical Zones.

Edible Parts:

The rootstocks are a good source of starch. Boil or soak them in water to remove the bitter taste. CAUTION: To avoid parasites, always cook aquatic plants.