Flower Database

Threeleaf Arrowhead

Basic information
Flower Name
Threeleaf Arrowhead
Formal Name
Sagittaria trifolia l. 'caerulea'
Alias
田草, 慈姑, Hreeleaf arrowhead
Habitat
South-East Asia, China (cultivated)
Morph
perennial vegetable
Comment
Threeleaf Arrowhead (Scilia, scientific name: Sagittaria trifolia var. Edulis) is an aquatic perennial vegetable of the genus Omodaka. The tuberous root of Omodaka is enlarged, grown in paddy fields of temperate and tropical regions of the world, and eaten the tubers.The leaves are green, the leaves are distinctive, the tip is arrowheaded It is called a Threeleaf Arrowhead in English name, it is said to be edible from the Edo period, its taste resembles lily root but has bitter taste.The season is from November to December. There are blue, yellow, white, and Suita kwai (Osaka), which are regarded as edible plants in Japan and China, as well as in the West.
Generic name: Kuwai (Milky Way), Scientific name: Sagittaria trifolia L. 'Caerulea', aka: Threeleaf arrowhead, distribution : Temperate, tropical region of the world, environment: paddy field, edible: acceptable, edible part: tubers, cooking method: New Year dish, boiled, kind: blue quai, white quire, Suita Kwai (Osaka), Shun: November to December, taste: similar to lily but bitter taste, use: edible, ornamental plants, remarks: It was considered edible from the Edo period.
Detailed information
Order
Alismatales
Family
Alismataceae
Genus
Sagittaria
Species
S. sagittifolia
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
3petals
Leaf type
Sagittate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
rice field
Color
White
Season
Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
50  ~ 70  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 2