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Sagittaria graminea - Michx.
                 
Common Name Chinese Arrowhead, Grassy Arrowhead, Weatherby's arrowhead
Family Alismataceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shallow water and muddy or sandy shores[204]. Streams, lakes, and tidal areas from sea level to 700 metres[270].
Range Eastern N. America - Newfoundland to Ontario, south to Texas and Florida.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Sagittaria graminea Chinese Arrowhead, Grassy Arrowhead, Weatherby


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Sagittaria graminea Chinese Arrowhead, Grassy Arrowhead, Weatherby
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1
   
Physical Characteristics
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Sagittaria graminea is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. The flowers are 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 can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms
Sagittaria sinensis. Sims.

Habitats
 Pond; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked. Contains 4 - 7% protein[183]. Young shoots - cooked[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
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 edible roots are commonly found in Chinese markets[183]. There is some confusion over this name. The report that this plant is edible gives the name as S. sinensis and its range as Asia. However, the RHS Dictionary of Gardening says that S. sinensis is a synonym of S. graminea and that its range is Eastern N. America[200], whilst other reports say that it is a synonym of S. sagittifolia or S. trifolia[266]. The Flora of N. America says that S. graminea does not produce corms but has coarse rhizomes[270], which suggests that the report of edibility does not really belong here[K].
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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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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