Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sagittaria latifolia Willd. image
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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Alismataceae
Sagittaria latifolia Willd.
broad-leaved arrow-head, common arrow-head, duck-potato, wapato
Sagittaria: from Latin sagitta, "arrow," because of the leaf shape
latifolia: Latin for "wide to broad leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: mostly erect perennial, emergent aquatic 6"-48" tall; roots tuberous-tipped, edible rhizomes
Fruit:dry, stalked, flattened, winged seed with a large right-angled beak at the topseed drawing
Leaf:mostly arrow-shaped when emergent, long and narrow under water
Habitat: shallow water streams; in muddy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Sagittaria chinensis Pursh
Sagittaria esculenta T.J.Howell
Sagittaria latifolia Willd. f. gracilis (Pursh) B.L.Rob.
Sagittaria latifolia Willd. f. hastata (Pursh) B.L.Rob.
Sagittaria latifolia Willd. var. latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia Willd. var. obtusa (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wiegand
Sagittaria latifolia Willd. var. pubescens (Muhl. ex Nutt.) J.G.Sm.
Sagittaria obtusa Muhl. ex Willd., non Thunb.
Sagittaria ornithorhyncha Small
Sagittaria planipes Fernald
Sagittaria variabilis Engelm. var. obtusa (Muhl. ex Willd.) Engelm.
Sagittaria viscosa C.Mohr, pro parte

         
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