A water plant with very ornamental, arrowhead-shaped leaves. In fertile soil the plants grow rapidly, producing many leaves on a short stalk. Plants spread by underground runners, sending up new plants 18 to 30 inches from the parent. White flowers appear late in the season. The tubers are edible. Note: This resource on this edible plant is intended as general information only. As with any foods, there is a potential for allergic reactions when consuming native edibles. Always seek the advice of a health professional with any questions about touching or eating any plant matter.
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Arrowhead; Duck Potato
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