WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BULLTONGUE ARROWHEAD (Sagittaria lancifolia)
Also called Duck Potato or Lance-leaved arrowhead. Emergent plant, perfect for water garden/pond.
“It was used traditionally by the Seminoles for treating shock following alligator bites” (source: http://web.fscj.edu/David.Byres/duckpot/duckpot2.htm)
Birds/Mammals eat the fruit, attracts pollinators.
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2817