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Duck Potato, Lance-leaved Arrowhead, Bulltongue Arrowhead
|Size:||3-5 ft tall by 1-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow as an emergent along pond or lake edges or in aquatic gardens.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Division of clumps.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Stays Wet)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Stays Wet|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)|
Birds and other wildlife eat the fruit.
Flowers attract pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Marshes, wetter portions of wet prairies, swamps, roadside ditches with marsh-like character.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Tubers were were an important food crop for native Americans.|