Sagittaria latifolia

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Common Name: Aquatic Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed

Full to part sun, wet moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils except rocky, strongly acid to strongly alkaline pH.  1-2.5 feet height, blooms summer into fall, white flowers, will naturalize by self-seeding and by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region: Lightly statewide

This is a vigorous, marginal aquatic perennial. Needs full sun for best flowering.   Can be invasive.  Tubers that form at the ends of the underground runners are edible and may be boiled or baked and eaten.  Waterfowl and snapping turtles feed off this plant.  Attracts birds.

Arrowhead, Duck Potato
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty
Arrowhead, Duck Potato - Sagittaria latifolia
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty