Herb latin name: Sagittaria rigida
Family: Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)
Edible parts of Sagittaria rigida:Root - cooked. Tastes like potatoes.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Calcareous or brackish mud or water
Propagation of Sagittaria rigida: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:Calcareous or brackish mud or water
Medicinal use of Sagittaria rigida:None known
Known hazards of Sagittaria rigida:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.