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Broadleaf arrowhead, common arrowhead, duck potato
Sagittaria latifolia
Alismataceae
 

Copyright by: George D. Gann

General Landscape Uses: Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.

Availability: Native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed and division.


Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: Susan Trammell


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