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Plant Details

Sagittaria lancifolia var. media [= Sagittaria falcata]

Duck Potato, Bulltongue Arrowhead

Scientific Name:

Sagittaria lancifolia var. media [= Sagittaria falcata]

Common Name:

Duck Potato, Bulltongue Arrowhead

Plant Family

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

1 - 4

Soil Moisture:

hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Freshwater to brackish (mesohaline) tidal marshes. Common in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Attracts birds. Use in water features.
Sagittaria lancifolia var. media is the only var. of S. lancifolia that Weakley (2015) shows in NC.

In bloom

A wetlands plant, common in fresh or brackish tidal marshes.

image

Mark Jones, photographer. Wade Park, Wilmington, 7.30.11

Flowers

image

Mark Jones, photographer, Wade Park, Wilmington, 7.30.11

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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