Puddle ducks are particularly found of the seed
from this plant. It produces small berry-sized kernels which are good for
mallards and wood ducks. It will help hold puddle ducks in your marsh well
after other foods are gone. Arrow Arum is a plant that is found in swamps
and marshes. It grows in areas of highest light and darkest shade. A
perennial that grows in clumps. It has arrow shaped leaves. Grows in moist
soils to shallow water.
The Arrow Arum is planted
from a seed (about the size of a marble) or from a started plant. It should
be planted in the Spring and will produce a seed ball (about the size of a
tennis ball) that will be filled with seed (about the size of a kernel of
corn). The seed ball will split open in the Fall and the seed will float on
the water for the ducks and geese to eat. It is also a favorite of
Wood Ducks & Teal.
Suggested planting in the
Spring. It can be planted in damp muddy soil to 18 inches of water.
Planting is suggested for Spring
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