Small Water Plantain, Alisma subcordatum
Alismataceae or Water Plantain Family
Erect plant, about 3 feet tall. Leaves all at the base, elliptic to egg-shaped, pointed, untoothed, on long stalks. Flowers in widely branched cluster, very small (about 1/8 inch), whitish to pinkish, with 3 petals.
Native plant of mud flats. Rare in Wildwood, but has been seen in the entrance wetland, and in the muddy areas of Connelly's Run floodplain, near the north end of the Park.
Large water plantain has flowers about twice the size with petals much larger than sepals. It has not been reported from the Park.