Herb: Chinese Arrowhead
Latin name: Sagittaria graminea
Synonyms: Sagittaria sinensis
Family: Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)
Edible parts of Chinese Arrowhead:Root - cooked. Contains 4 - 7% protein. Young shoots - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Shallow water and muddy or sandy shores.
Propagation of Chinese Arrowhead: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:Shallow water and muddy or sandy shores.
Medicinal use of Chinese Arrowhead:None known
Known hazards of Sagittaria graminea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.