Definition of water plantain in English:

water plantain

noun

  • An aquatic or marshland plant of north temperate regions, with leaves that resemble those of plantains and a tall stem bearing numerous pink flowers.

    • ‘Plants and animal species at risk included sphagnum mosses at Moorthwaite Moss, and vendace fish and floating water plantain at Bassenthwaite.’
    • ‘Some of the species you should keep an eye out for are cattails, bulrushes, cordgrass, sphagnum moss, bald cypress, willows, mangroves, sedges, rushes, arrowheads, and water plantains.’
    • ‘The emergent plants are cattails, bulrushes, and water plantains.’
    • ‘This is perhaps the prettiest of the water plantains.’
    • ‘Willows are shown at the back of the picture with white flowered water plantains, and pink flowered great willow herb in the foreground.’
    • ‘The name is misleading, since this is not a member of the rush family, but a distant relative of water plantains and water soldier.’
    • ‘It is advisable to plant the water plantains behind smaller plants even if they appear smaller at the time of installation.’
    • ‘Plants such as bur-reeds, water plantains, and arrow-heads are examples of rooted-floating plants.’
    • ‘Wetland communities include, in addition to stands of soft-stem bulrush, very marshy areas with water plantain and broad-leaved arrowhead, two closely related species whose flowers have three white petals.’
    • ‘For example, cattails, bulrushes, cordgrass, sphagnum moss, bald cypress, willows, mangroves, sedges, rushes, arrowheads, and water plantains usually occur in wetlands.’
    • ‘Encourage research into the effects of acidification of water bodies on the survival of floating water plantain by establishing a series of submerged fixed-point sample plots.’
    • ‘He may favor a floating leaf of water plantain (which is plentiful in our creek).’