duck potato


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duck potato

n.
See wapato.
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queue-d’aronde
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Water Plantain and Wapato Duck Potato thrive when water is left on them until they have matured and started to flower at which time the water should be drawn down to moist soil.
Michael Massimi, BTNEP's invasive species coordinator, explained on one such trip that invasives like elephant ears, hydrilla and water hyacinth don't just out-compete native plants in the bayou, like arrowhead (known locally as "duck potato," because it's a favorite food of ducks), but, "They're actually modifying the habitat" Massimi says.
The delightful Sagittaria latifolia has several common names: wapato, duck potato and American arrowhead.