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Sagittaria_brevirosta - Mack.&Bush.

Common Name Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf
Family Alismataceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sloughs and wet shores[43]. Slightly basic to slightly acidic to alkaline waters of ponds, lakes, and swamps at elevations of 100 - 1800 metres[270].
Range Eastern N. America - Indiana and Illinois, south to Kansas and Oklahoma.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Wet Soil Water Plants Full sun
Sagittaria_brevirosta Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf


Sagittaria_brevirosta Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sagittaria_brevirosta is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). It is in flower from July to September. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and is 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.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

Root - cooked[177].

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 should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. 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. The flowers are monoecious. They are produced in whorls of three with a male flower at the top and two female flowers at the bottom[270].

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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.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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