Echinodorus rostratus - Alismataceae, Water Plantain Family
DESCRIPTION: Herbaceous, annual flowering plant growing in shallow water or mud.
Height: To 30 inches
Flowers: Showy, white, to 1/2 inch wide on an erect, multi-branched stem, spring through summer
Foliage: Leaves broad and oval shaped, to 8 inches long sometimes as wide
Growth rate: Moderate to fast
Sun Full sun, tolerates partial shade
Soil: Mud or shallow water
Maintenance: Removal of burs
NATIVE HABITAT: Wet ditches, ephemeral pools and margins of slow moving streams and ponds
WILDLIFE USE: Browse for deer.
COMMENTS: A wonderful showy plant that grows well in submerged pots. Needs to be planted from seed, as it is poorly tolerant of disturbance.