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Wapato, Common Arrowhead
|Size:||2-4 ft tall by 1-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Use in water gardens or as an emergent along pond edges.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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)|
Birds are attracted to the fruits.
Attracts insect pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Marshes, wetter portions of wet prairies, swamps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|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.|