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Sagittaria lancifolia var. media [= Sagittaria falcata]

Duck Potato, Bulltongue Arrowhead

Scientific Name:

Sagittaria lancifolia var. media [= Sagittaria falcata]

Genus:

Sagittaria

Species Epithet:

lancifolia

Common Name:

Duck Potato, Bulltongue Arrowhead

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Aquatic

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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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