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Bolivar Naturally



Mike Haddock, Kansas State University

Sagittaria latifolia

Alternate Names: Duck-potato, Wapato

Family: (Alismataceae) Water Plaintain

Habitat: Aquatic

Height: 4-5 ft.

Bloom Period: July - September

Description: Perennial. Prefers shallow quiet water of ponds, streams, and ditches. Glossy green leaves are shaped like arrowheads. Flowers appear in multiple whorls on erect flowering stalks.

Propagation Tips: Available commercially. Plants spread to form colonies which are easily divided.

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