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Arrow-arumFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Arrow-arum (Peltandra virginica)


Arrow-arum is named as such because of its distinct arrowhead-shaped leaves. It is often grown in standing water and wet soils, with a thick and sturdy stem and roots to support itself. It blooms in summer in wet areas like marshes and swamps.
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Gardening Tips

Care How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
Tolerant to both acidic and alkaline water, from 5 to 9 pH; Partial shade is recommended to help retain moisture and water but can survive with much less sunlight when compared to other aquatic plants Is harvested from the root as a rhizome Can grow up to two feet tall without support Can be used to improve the water quality of small freshwater ponds by taking in minerals from sediment