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  Sagittaria latifolia
  Family Name : Alismataceae

  Common Names : Broadleaf Arrowhead, Common Arrowhead

 
Broadleaf Arrowhead,Common Arrowhead
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Aquatic & Hydrophyte (Emergent)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      North America and British Columbia
      Native Habitat :
      Aquatic (Freshwater Pond / Lake / River)
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An aquatic emergent. 
      Roots: The rots are rough and develop starchy tubers. 
      Foliage: The leaves are arranged in a rosette and are sagittate, have an entire margin and conspicuous parallel veins. The petioles are long and are wider and sheath-like at the base. 
      Flowers: The flowers are borne on long stalks of the same length or more than that of the leaves and are arranged in whorls. The white flowers are monoecious, the male flowers which have multiple yellow stamens and are located on the upper end of the inflorescence while the female flowers have multiple green pistils and are located at the lower end. Each flowers have 3 soft and thin petals and green sepals. 
      Fruits: The fruit is an achene, are 3-angled and winged. 
      Habitat :
      It is found in marshes, swamps, ditches and shallow areas of ponds, lakes and streams. 
      Cultivation :
      It is ideally grown under full or partial sun in soil rich in organic matter in shallow water with pH levels of 6.0 to 6.5. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: The starchy tubers are eaten as a food source by waterfowl, muskrats and beavers in the wild. 
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Waterlogged Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Pond / Lake / River
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Water Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Storage Organ (Tuberous Root)
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Sagittate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Parallel
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Unisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Thin
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Type :
      Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Achene)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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