OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Sagittaria latifolia

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-03-009:
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sala2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sapu10_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    s070428_ab

April    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Leaves palmately veined; leaf bases with long pointed lobes , per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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JK Marlow    jkm060617_001

June    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

The leaves vary from broadly to very narrowly arrow-shaped, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm080611_032

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm080611_037

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm060702_003

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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Bobbie L Holt    blh1294_a

August    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

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JK Marlow    jkm060826_023

August    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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JK Marlow    jkm060826_025

August    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Spreads vegetatively, w single large individuals having more than 100 shoots, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm130823_517

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Slender, ascending pedicels 1" or more long, longer than subtending bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm130823_525

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Showy white flowers with 3 petals, the lower flowers usually female, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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JK Marlow    jkm130913_274

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Fruit a beaked achene clustered in heads, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm130913_275

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm130913_280

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf blades of S. latifolia var. pubescens are pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

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Steve Marlow    snm090912_1975

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Flowers in whorls of 3 flowers each on erect scapes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Sagittaria latifolia

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-03-009:
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

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Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious or polygamo-monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (var. pubescens is uncommon in GA Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain, rare in GA & SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bogs, marshes, and - in the case of var. latifolia - swamps, farm ponds, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Leaf blade sagittate, rarely hastate
Petioles 6.5–51cm long, triangular, erect to ascending

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes absent; stolons present; corms present

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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