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Sagittaria latifolia

Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck-potato

Scientific Name:

Sagittaria latifolia

Genus:

Sagittaria

Species Epithet:

latifolia

Common Name:

Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck-potato

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Var. latifolia: Marshes, swamps, farm ponds, ditches, bogs.
Var. pubescens: Bogs and marshes.

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Two varieties listed in NC, both of them found widely in NC. Can spread, so best grown in containers or in natural wet areas.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/sagittaria/latifolia/

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/sagittaria-latifolia/



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