Alisma triviale

WATER PLANTAIN

$21.40 /lb

TYPE:

Perennial forb / flower

HEIGHT:

3 feet

HABITAT:

Shallow ponds, marshes, ditches

WETLAND STATUS:

OBL

SEEDING RATE:

15 lbs per acre with approximately 400,000 seeds per lb

This semi-aquatic plant is often used in wetland restorations due to its excellent water filtering abilities that come from having the combination of tubers and a rhizomatous root system.  This species does well in shallow water and is a good option for areas that are slow-moving or stagnant. It can withstand periodic drought conditions better than most aquatic plants. Waterfowl and upland birds readily feed on the seeds and plants.  Matures in 60-80 days.

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Best planted in fall since it requires 60 days of cold to break dormancy. Plant in areas with full sun. Drill 15 lbs per acre 3/8" deep or spin spread 15 to 20 lbs per acre. If spin spread, lightly harrow to cover seed. Either way, roll if possible. This crop can be flooded as it grows or if fall planted, flooded for the winter to sprout in the spring as water recedes.