Threeleaf Arrowhead

Sagittaria trifolia l. 'caerulea'

  • Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Flower name
    Threeleaf Arrowhead
  • Scientific name
    Sagittaria trifolia l. 'caerulea'
  • Alias田草, 慈姑, Hreeleaf arrowhead
  • Place of originSouth-East Asia, China (cultivated)
  • Place of floweringRice paddies
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Threeleaf Arrowhead

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.


  • Eye
    Alismatales
  • Family
    Alismataceae
  • Genus
    Sagittaria
  • Species
    S. sagittifolia
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    3-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    Arrowhead shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial vegetable
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 2.0 cm

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