(Alisma canaliculatum)

Perennial
A. plantago angustifolium. non Kunth. A. plantago canaliculatum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Alisma canaliculatum
Alismataceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young plants – cooked. Used in soups[177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

  • Cautionary Notes

    Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this plant, the fresh leaves and roots of the closely related A. plantago-aquatica are poisonous, though the toxins are destroyed by thoroughly cooking or drying the plant[[13, 46].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Place the pot in about 3cm of water to keep the soil wet. Pot up the seedlings when large enough to handle and keep in the cold frame for the first winter, planting out in late spring. Division in spring or autumn. Fairly easy, the divisions can be planted straight out into their permanent positions.
Succeeds in a sunny position in boggy ground or shallow water up to 25cm deep[1, 200].
E. Asia – S. China, Japan.

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