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*Xanthosoma sagittifolium (Linnaeus) Schott. Arrowleaf Elephant-ear. Phen: Oct. Hab: Ditches. Dist: Native of tropical America.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Other Comments: It can be seen in ditches adjacent to ornamental plantings; it is uncertain whether it can be considered naturalized in the more northern parts of our area. It is superficially similar to Colocasia, differing in its non-peltate leaves.

Synonymy: = ETx1, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, WH3, Serviss, McDaniel, & Bryson (2000); = n/a – FNA22; = Xanthosma sagittifolium – GW1, orthographic error

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACU

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