Alismataceae . . . . . . . Water-plantains

Emergent water plants



Alisma . . . Water-plantain

Alisma plantago-aquatica . . . . Greater Water-plantain

Widespread in ponds and wet areas

Baldellia . . . Lesser Water-plantain

Baldellia ranunculoides . . . Lesser Water-plantain

Wet places and shallow water; scattered over BI

Damasonium . . . Starfruit

Damasonium alisma . . . . Starfruit

Muddy margins of ponds; rare, C En (pics G John)

Luronium . . . Floating Water-plantain

Luronium natans . . . . Floating Water-plantain

Local in acid lakes and canals esp. in Wa and N & C En; (pic 1 by Robbie Blackhall-Miles)

Sagittaria . . . Arrowhead

Sagittaria sagittifolia . . . . Arrowhead

Wet places and shallow water; scattered over BI (photos M. Ogden and Wikipedia)


A couple of other spp. are rarely naturalised

Also Damasonium alisma (Starfruit), which has star-shaped fruit and is a rare plant of muddy pond edges in Surrey/Bucks.