|Scientific name:||Alisma lanceolatum With.|
|Common name:||Narrow-Leaved Water-plantain|
|Hebrew name:||כף-צפרדע איזמלנית|
|Nederlandse naam:||Slanke waterweegbree|
|Family:||Alismataceae, Water-plantains, כף-הצפרדע|
|Leaves:||Alternate, rosette, entire|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May, June, July, August, September|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
|Chorotype:||Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Alisma, αλισμα, name for a water plant used by Dioscorides, and adopted by Carolus Linnaeus.
From halismos "movement of the sea," from hals, halos "sea".
lanceolatum, lancea, "lance, spear", atus,"with, shaped, made"; meaning lance shaped.
The Hebrew word: כף-צפרדע, Kaf-Sphardea, (frog spoon); Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566), a German physician and botanist wrote, the water plantain would also be called "Froschlöffel" (frog spoon), because the leaves are shaped like spoons, and it would growing where frogs live.