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Sagittaria chapmanii - (J.G.Sm.)C.Mohr.

Common Name Chapman's arrowhead
Family Alismataceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Margins of swamps, ponds, and small streams at elevations of 0 - 100 metres[72, 270].
Range South-eastern N. America - Florida to Alabama and Georgia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Wet Soil Water Plants Full sun
Sagittaria chapmanii Chapman


Sagittaria chapmanii Chapman

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sagittaria chapmanii is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

Habitats

Bog Garden;  Pond.

Margins of swamps, ponds, and small streams at elevations of 0 - 100 metres[72, 270].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Stem.
Edible Uses:

The base of fresh plants can be blanched and eaten raw or cooked[177]. We assume this refers to the bases of growing stems[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. This species is very closely related to Sagittaria graminea and is seen as no more than a sub-species by many botanists[270]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. A pond or bog garden plant, it requires a moist or wet loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 200]. Prefers shallow, still or slowly flowing water up to 30 - 60cm deep.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a pot standing in about 5cm of water. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is about 5cm above the top of the pot. Plant out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Division of the tubers in spring or autumn. Easy. Runners potted up at any time in the growing season.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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