Lanced-leaved Arrowhead

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Lanced-leaved ArrowheadLanced-leaved Arrowhead – Sagittaria lancifolia

Spring reminds me of migrating birds, warmer temperatures, disappearing snow and flowers. I photographed this Lance-leaved Arrowhead at Roosevelt Wetland in Pinellas County, Florida several years ago. This herbaceous plant is also called Duck Potato partly because you can cook the tuber for about thirty minutes and eat it like a potato.



  1. Mia McPherson April 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you Eric, Kathleen, Sherry, Maria, Lynn, Bob, Julie, Mom, Tammy and Susan.

  2. Susan March 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    What a beautiful wildflower, wonderful post Mia

  3. Tammy Karr March 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Stunning photo…love the composition and the great background colors!

  4. Humming Bird lover March 28, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Hi I forgot to say! When cattails are young and green with some yellow to it you can dip them in batter and deep fry! They are like corn dogs( be sure to season them.

  5. Humming Bird lover March 28, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Hi! Great pic and info! When I was in High school and at our bus stop. I use to eat the white part of cattails. It taste like raw Chinese cabbage,so good. you can also boil the root like potatoes.have a great day

  6. Julie Brown March 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Lovely light and detail on the plant, with a very pleasing background.

  7. Bob Bushell March 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Nice flower Mia.

  8. Lynn Koch March 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Really lovely wildflower. Spring is here!

  9. M. Firpi March 27, 2013 at 8:58 am

    That’s amazing. Plants are so enigmatic and hold so many secrets to nature’s events.

  10. Sherry in MT March 27, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Duck potato huh – very interesting, wonder if it is tasty.

  11. Kathleen March 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I cannot wait for spring. It cannot come soon enough. It’s nearly April and we’re supposed to get snow today. I want flowers, and migrating species and to not have to wear four layers when I leave the house.

  12. eric c11 March 27, 2013 at 4:44 am

    nice bicolor bokeh, and a good contrast with white flowers, a very nice picture mia ☺

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