Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf
Herb: Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf
Latin name: Sagittaria brevirosta
Family: Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)
Edible parts of Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf:Root - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sloughs and wet shores. Rivers, ditches and other wet areas in Texas.
Propagation of Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Sloughs and wet shores. Rivers, ditches and other wet areas in Texas.
Medicinal use of Short-Beaked Arrow Leaf:None known
Known hazards of Sagittaria brevirosta:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.