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Sagittaria rigida - Pursh.

Common Name Sessile-Fruited Arrowhead
Family Alismataceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Calcareous or brackish shallow water and shores of ponds, swamps, and rivers, occasionally in deep water from sea level to 1000 metres[270].
Range Eastern N. America - Quebec to Minnesota and southwards. Naturalized in Britain in S.W. England[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Wet Soil Water Plants Full sun
Sagittaria rigida Sessile-Fruited Arrowhead


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
Sagittaria rigida Sessile-Fruited Arrowhead

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sagittaria rigida is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. 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 and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Pond; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[177]. Tastes like potatoes[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. Plants can succeed in deep water[43].

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

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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