Description: This plant has small, white flowers and heart-shaped leaves with pointed tips. The leaves are clustered at the base of the plant.
Habitat and Distribution: Look for this plant in freshwater and in wet, full sun areas in temperate and tropical zones.
Edible Parts: The rootstocks are a good source of starch. Boil or soak them in water to remove the bitter taste.
To avoid parasites, always cook aquatic plants.
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