Sagittaria lancifolia

            Sagittaria lancifolia, also called “bulltongue,” grows in the shallow water of ditches, stream and river banks, marshes, swamps and similar habitats. This plant can survive in brackish water as well as fresh water. It grows about 20 inches tall. It lives primarily in states in the Southern U.S from Maryland to Texas and is a native plant to the U.S. It produces small white flowers and its roots, which are similar to potatoes, are edible for wildlife and humans. This plant has also been used by humans for medicinal purposes.