Alisma lanceolatum, Narrow-Leaved Water-plantain,
כף-צפרדע איזמלנית

Scientific name:  Alisma lanceolatum With.
Common name:  Narrow-Leaved Water-plantain
Hebrew name:  כף-צפרדע איזמלנית
Nederlandse naam:  Slanke waterweegbree
Family:  Alismataceae,כף-הצפרדע

Israel Flowers, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire
Flowers:  Pink petals
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Alisma lanceolatum, Narrow-Leaved Water-plantain, כף-צפרדע איזמלנית,Slanke waterweegbree


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 standard author abbreviation With. is used to indicate William Withering (1741 – 1799), an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and the discoverer of digitalis.

Alisma lanceolatum, Narrow-Leaved Water-plantain, כף-צפרדע איזמלנית,Slanke waterweegbree