Broadleaf arrowhead, common arrowhead, duck potato
Sagittaria latifolia
Alismataceae


Landscape Uses:

Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 3-4 feet in height. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in North America south to Broward and Collier counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Habitats:
Swamps and marshes.
Soils:
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White and yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed and division.
Comments:


George D. Gann
Susan Trammell