Sagittaria latifolia

Wapato, Common Arrowhead

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Use in water gardens or as an emergent along pond edges.
Propagation:Division.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or 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)
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Birds are attracted to the fruits.

Insects:
 

Attracts insect pollinators.

Native Habitats:Marshes, wetter portions of wet prairies, swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Tubers were used as a food by native Americans.
General Comments:Is being replaced  by S. lancifolia in Louisiana where there is salt water intrusion into wetlands.  Apparently much less salt tolerant that S. lancifolia.