Sagittaria latifolia
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Sagittaria latifolia

duck potato

  family alismataceae 
  genus sagittaria 

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Genus  Sagittaria Species  latifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  duck potato   wapatoo   arrowhead Family  ALISMATACEAE Specimen number  S11242 Data source  HtZn p165
Life cycle
Life form  Aquatic Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial shade Water  Wet Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Sagittaria latifolia can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Arrowhead (also known as wapatoo and duck potato) needs summer days with high heat. Partial shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It usually does best in wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Sagittaria latifolia is a perennial. Leaves: Arrowhead (locally known in some parts as wapatoo and duck potato) has leathery arrow shaped leaves that are up to 16" long. Flowers: This plant has whorled flower clusters with flat faced blossoms and small centers. Flowers appear in July and August. The flowers are usually a white color, with an accent in yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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