Alisma
water-plantain
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Alisma gramineumgrass-leaved water plantain, narrow-leaf water plantain
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Habitat: Marshy areas, often in standing water.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Alisma plantago-aquaticaEuropean water plantain
Distribution: Currently only known from King County in Washington; Alaska, where native, to British Columbia, where also introduced.
Habitat: Marshy areas, sometimes largely submerged.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia and Alaska
Flowers: June-September
Alisma trivialenorthern water plantain
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across much of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Streams, lakes, ponds, wet ditches, wetlands, and cattle ponds.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September