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Duck potato

Sagittaria sp.


Aquatic plant seen growing in the swamp. Duck potato is also called katniss or arrowhead, among other common names.


Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Machi 11 months ago
Duck Potato
Sagittaria sp. Sagittaria - Wikipedia

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Machi 11 months ago

Could be... I don't know Louisiana plants. There are something like 10 species of Sagittaria there. If you go down the Wikipedia link I added and see their ranges you will see. S. latifolia is the one that pops up when you google the genus and Louisiana, but there are several others you can look into.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

It could also be S. lancifolia! Hmm, we'll stick with the genus level ID.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

Thank you, Machi! Maybe this is S. latifolia?

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.73, Long: -90.12

Spotted on Dec 27, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2019

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