Alismataceae (Water-Plantain) Family
Plant is an upright, smooth (or hairy) marsh or aquatic (usually submerged) perennial that "goes with the flow," as water levels alter. Preferred habitat is bogs, marshes, wet ditches and the margin of ponds and lakes. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are mostly at base of plant; linear or grass-like (or those leaves that are emersed may be linear-lance-like to being widest at the middle; stalked and more or less clasping the stem.
Flowers are in a raceme (whorles of three per node); not bisexual; female flowers lower on the stem; male flowers at tip; three sepals, three petals and white. Flowering season is in late spring and extending throughout the summer.
Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it.