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Bulltongue arrowhead, lance-leaved arrowhead
Sagittaria lancifolia
Alismataceae


General Landscape Uses:

Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Availability:
Native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Typically 2-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Eastern and southeastern United States west to Texas and Oklahoma and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Very rare or extirpated in the Monroe County Keys where collected once on Big Pine Key in 1951.
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:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed and division.


 


Kristen Finch
in cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer