Bulltongue Arrowhead_2990a by janiskay

Bulltongue Arrowhead_2990a

Sagittaria lancifolia is a perennial, monocot plant in the family Alismataceae, genus Sagittaria, with herbaceous growth patterns. It is native to the southeastern United States. It is known from every coastal state from Delaware to Texas. The species is also considered native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and northern South America. It has become naturalized on the Island of Java in Indonesia.

The plant is conspicuous for its large, lance-shaped leaves which grow up from underground rhizomes and its showy, white three-petaled flowers which form at the end of long, thick stalks. Each flower has three green sepals, three white or pink-tinged petals, at least six stamens, and pistils which may be in separate flowers. The plant likes to grow in fresh or brackish water and is commonly found in ditches, marshes, swamps and along the shores of lakes and streams.

Common name is "duck potato" because of the large potato-like corms which can form underground.

I would like to thank you all for all the wonderful comments and Favs on yesterday's entry “Roosting Birds”. I do read and enjoy each and every comment and I will gladly answer any questions. I am open to all suggestions and/or constructive criticisms.

Fabulous detail.
November 23rd, 2014  
Very pretty, nice background..
November 23rd, 2014  
Looks so much like spring - a tonic after all our autumn rain here today.
November 23rd, 2014  
Lovely shot, focus, dof, light, fav
November 23rd, 2014  
This is so beautiful, with a great focus.
November 23rd, 2014  
It's very pretty and the setting really helps the flower to stand out.
November 23rd, 2014  
Beautiful and delicate capture.
November 23rd, 2014  
Fascinating flower. I don't think I've ever seen it before. The center of the flower is reminiscent of the anemone. You've created a lovely presentation of it here. Great focus and lighting.
November 23rd, 2014  
Really pretty shot, love the simple detail and colors.
November 23rd, 2014  
such a pretty little flowe! the center looks almost like a sugary gumdrop!
November 24th, 2014  
Fav - beautiful line, dof, and lighting.
November 24th, 2014  
Beautiful.
November 24th, 2014  
Fascinating to read about - Like how you've captured several stages in its life. That background is wonderful to show off the flower and its beauty.
November 24th, 2014  
This is so beautiful and enjoyed the info!
November 24th, 2014  
A lovely looking plant, I haven't seen one before.
November 24th, 2014  
Great sunny lovely shot.
November 24th, 2014  
lovely, lovely flowers... I really like the background colors and how they are in strips
November 24th, 2014  
Stunning picture. Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
November 24th, 2014  
Gorgeous focus and dof!
November 24th, 2014  
Amazing detail, light and clarity.
November 24th, 2014  
Beautiful capture :)
November 24th, 2014  
Lovely shot
November 24th, 2014  
A lovely capture of this pretty and unusual flower and interesting information too.
November 24th, 2014  
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Want to call but want to know you will be home. This is a lovely shot.
November 24th, 2014  
@joansmor going to Elinors.
November 24th, 2014  
Wonderful dof and beautiful flowers.
November 24th, 2014  
This looks almost springlike. It's very unusual. Thanks for sharing.
November 24th, 2014  
Love the little buds.
November 24th, 2014  
Beautiful shot and love the great DOF
November 24th, 2014  
STUNNING color and clarity!!!! Love this shot! Fav :)
November 27th, 2014  
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