Narrow-leaved Water-plantain - Alisma lanceolatum
An emergent aquatic plant similar to Water-plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica) but with narrower leaves. The flowers are often lilac tinged. The inflorescence has whorls of branches, which are again branched.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required showing the leaves, and the flowers if present.
Found in shallow water or on exposed mud at the edge of a wide range of water bodies, although in many areas it is particularly frequent in canals.
In flower during July and August.
Widespread in England and Wales but less frequent than Water-plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica).
Scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland, though it may be under recorded.
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