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|Species: M. arundinacea|
Arrowroot, or obedience plant, (Maranta arundinacea) is a large perennial herb found in rainforest habitats. Arrowroot is also the name for the easy-to-digest starch from the rhizomes (rootstock) of West Indian arrowroot. This plant should not be confused with Sagittaria species sometimes called "arrowhead" and used as a root vegetable.
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