Carolinas and Georgia

3575

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sagittaria lancifolia var. lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 027-03-007:
Sagittaria lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Duck Potato


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Look for it in marshes, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Petioles to 10 dm long

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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Sagittaria lancifolia var. lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

Duck Potato