Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1294

Emergent aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial
Monoecious or Polygamo-monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Both varieties common in Mountains, var. pubescens rare in 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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full sun partial shade Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Petioles to 10 dm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
3 sepals
3 petals
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 027-03-009:
Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato