Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2859

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

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

Common

Look for it in freshwater to brackish tidal marshes, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Petioles to 10 dm long

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sagittaria lancifolia var. media   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. media   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 027-03-008:
Sagittaria falcata   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Duck Potato


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image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. media

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_safa4_001_lvd

        

image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. media

Will Stuart    wil_9580910235_ed319949b8

August    Brunswick County    NC

Retention pond

Upper flowers are staminate, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. media

Will Stuart    wil_9581062135_b379bf52c9

August        NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Leaves lanceolate to broadly ovate, emersed [rising out of water], per Flora of North America.


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image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. media

Will Stuart    wil_9583692870_b

August    Brunswick County    NC

Retention pond

Flowers in whorls along the stem, the lower pistillate, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.


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image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. media

Will Stuart    wil_9583694602_c5420cf11a

August    Brunswick County    NC

image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. media

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lancifolia_media

October    Dare County    NC