Native Wapato?

Asked November 9, 2017, 10:06 PM EST

I bought this at a local native plant nursery, however it doesn't look like the broadleaf wapato I am familiar with. Is it Sagittaria latifolia?

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1 Response

Thank you for your plant identification question. From what I can see in your photos, this would not be a S. latifolia, also known as an Arrowhead wapato, because its leaves are not arrow shaped. (I've attached a picture of a positively identified S. latifolia.) Rather, I believe it is a Sagittaria fasciculata, and have attached a photo of it as well. It is endangered and native, but not to the Pacific Northwest, as indicated in this plant profile. Hope this is helpful.