Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia)

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Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia)

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Also known as Broadleaf Arrowhead, for it’s distinctly shaped leaves, or Duck Potato, for the edible tubers that were a food staple for many indigenous people. This aquatic species is found in freshwater marshes, ponds, ditches, etc. This is a great species to introduce to your pond or wetland on your property. Seeds require submersion to germinate, so we recommend starting these in a container without drainage, such as a plastic bin, filled with soil, sown with seed, and then covered with a light layer of pea gravel or like substance to keep the seed submerged. Seeds have a double dormancy and take two seasons to germinate. Fast growth and spreading via tubers once established. These are worth the wait!

Provenance: Wahkiakum Co., WA

Family: Alismataceae

Bloom: Late Summer

Height: 1-4’

Difficulty: Easy

$3.00 Packet: .05 oz. or approximately 210 seeds

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