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Sagittaria latifoliaSagittaria latifolia

duck potato, arrowhead, broadleaf arrowhead

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-4'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; white
Fruit: green; achene (dry, flat seed)

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 4.7-8.6000004
Soil type: Clay Loamy
Flood depth: 0-24"

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, swamps, borders of lakes, streams, and ponds

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/324.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004