Alisima subcordatum Water Plantain
An obligate wetland plant with almost heart-shaped leaves and tiny white flowers. Water plantain is a food source for waterfowl, beavers, and muskrats. Historically, it has been used by different Native American groups for minor injuries and indigestion.
Usually growing under 2 feet. Found most commonly on wet soils and shallow water. Small white flowers with three petals and sepals each. Ovate or heart shaped leaves. Smooth, light green foliage. While the plant can grow in shallow water, the leaves will not grow under water.
Fine to medium textures, muddy soils
Intolerant, Full sun
Eastern United States, from Maine to Minnesota in the north and North Carolina to Oklahoma in the south.
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