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Duck PotatoFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Duck potato (Sagittaria latifolia)


The Duck potato is a broadleaf flowering plant with a particularly darker shade of green for leaves. Its flowers are white, but many will end up not blooming properly. The plant is found in freshwater at least six inches deep.
Duck potato

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
The Duck potato is tolerant to both acidic and alkaline water but needs full exposure to the sun Shallow waters and shade stunt its growth and keep buds from flowering The Duck potato is harvested as a rhizome before its flowers have bloomed Height: an average of 4 feet The Duck potato takes minerals out of the water and sediment it grows in, reducing turbidity