Dull Arrow

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Dull Arrow - Sebastian Romu © 2018

About

Common Names
Dull Arrow, Brown Pond Arrow
Classification
Herbaceous, Flower
Description
A common water plant of ponds and marshes, the distinctive pointed arrow-leaves have a drab brownish colour.

Ecology

Rarity
Common
Distribution
Tropical to sub-arctic, brackish and fresh water wetlands.
Life Cycle
Annual, produces small green flowers on a subsurface spike. When matured into seeds, they disperse into the water.

Uses

Cultivation
wild
Culinary
none
Medicinal
Antitussive (root)
Other
The root of this plant can be rendered into a syrup useful in the treatment of coughs.

Culture

Stories

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