Sagittaria rigida Pursh

Sessile Fruited Arowhead

Names and Myths

Sagittaria from Sagitta an arrow due to leaf shape

rigida stiff

Natural history / Folklore

Tubers have been valued as a duck food, and are sometimes called duck potatoes.8


Summer in the water plantain family. Lake,  pond and marsh edges. Flower white and in a whorl of three.27

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