Carolinas and Georgia

1294

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-03-009:
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato


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Look for it in bogs, marshes, and - in the case of var. latifolia - swamps, farm ponds, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious or polygamo-monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Both varieties common in Mountains, var. pubescens rare in Coastal Plain

 

full sun partial shade Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Petioles to 10 dm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato