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  Can anyone ID this plant?
From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix at msn.com> on 2009.05.26 at 16:20:34(19371)

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Hi everyone,

Do any of y'all know what this might be? I don't know if it's an Aroid or not. I have no information to give, except that I found it growing near a little creek in east Texas. It didn't look like it was native to the area. If you would like to see larger images or any specific pics, please feel free to e-mail me. I'd appreciate any info I can get on it.

Thanks and take care,

Sherry

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2009.05.31 at 09:47:23(19376)

Dear Sherry:

I think that it must beUrospatha sagittifolia.

Tom

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From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman at aroid.org> on 2009.05.31 at 11:41:22(19379)
Hi Sherry,

Your plant looks like Sagittaria latifolia. When it blooms you will see th at it is not in the Araceae.

Regards, Scott

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From: "Christopher Rogers" <CRogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2009.05.31 at 12:35:23(19382)
Howdy!

It is not an aroid. Looks sort of like Nasturtium, but obviously isn't.

Good luck,
Christopher

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From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2009.05.31 at 14:02:07(19384)
Dear Sherry,

It looks to be a species of Saggitaria or ''duck potato'', it grows in wet places as an aquatic, but is not a species of aroid.  It will bear a tall spike with several attractive white flowers at its top.

Good Luck,

Julius

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From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2009.05.31 at 20:09:21(19386)
Looks like a Sagittaria species, (probably native.) I'm sure someone can give you a species name.

Thanks,

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From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix at msn.com> on 2009.06.01 at 13:24:50(19391)
Dear Julius, Tom, Scott, Michael & Christopher,

Thank you all for your answers. I'm looking forward to seeing it bloom!

Everyone stay safe and thanks again & again,

Sherry

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2009.06.03 at 16:00:26(19399)
DearSherry,

Thevenation is wrong for Araceae; I suspect Echinodorus in the Alismataceae.

Peter

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