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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Sagittaria lancifolia var. lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. lancifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-03-007:
Sagittaria lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sagittaria angustifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sagittaria lancifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Duck Potato


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image of Sagittaria lancifolia var. lancifolia, Duck Potato

Keith Bradley    kab_s_lancifolia_75197

March    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

Flowers to 3.3 cm diameter; filaments longer than anthers, per Flora of North America.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Sagittaria lancifolia var. lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. lancifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-03-007:
Sagittaria lancifolia   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sagittaria angustifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sagittaria lancifolia

 

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3575

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

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: marshes, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Leaf blade linear to ovate
Petioles 44–58cm long, terete

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes present (coarse); stolons absent; corms absent

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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