Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2859

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
3 sepals
3 petals
Numerous stamens

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