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Sagittaria latifolia

Broadleaf Arrowhead

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Sagittaria latifolia (Broadleaf Arrowhead)

One of our most common native aquatic plants, Broadleaf Arrowhead, occurs in a wide variety of wetland habitats including rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. This particular species is the most widespread arrowhead. It is often referred to as "Duck Potato" or "Wapato." Leaves can vary considerably in appearance. Flowers are borne in whorls on leafless stems, each bearing three small, white petals. The round tubers provide an important waterfowl food source and give this species one of its common names.

Additional Information:


Height
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Spread
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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), Pickerel Plant (Pontederia cordata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Birds