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Peltandra sagittifolia [=Peltandra luteospadix, Peltandra glauca, Peltandra virginica ssp. luteospadix]

White Arrow-arum, Spoonflower

Scientific Name:

Peltandra sagittifolia [=Peltandra luteospadix, Peltandra glauca, Peltandra virginica ssp. luteospadix]

Genus:

Peltandra

Species Epithet:

sagittifolia

Common Name:

White Arrow-arum, Spoonflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Araceae (Arum Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

July, August

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pocosins of the outer Coastal Plain, sphagnous swamps. This species requires wet acidic soils, of pocosin openings and various openings in mostly blackwater swamps. Rare to locally uncommon.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable, G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

It is a State Significantly Rare species.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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