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Sagittaria graminea (Grassy arrowhead)
Flaigg, Lillian G.

Sagittaria graminea

Sagittaria graminea Michx.

Grassy arrowhead, Grass-leaf arrowhead

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SAGR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Long, grass-like leaves emerging from water and surrounding shorter, spindly flower stalks with white flowers on whorled branches. Grass-leaf Arrowhead has consistently narrow leaves.

Members of the Water-Plantain Family grow in water, in swamps, on muddy banks, or occasionally in wet sand. Each plant has long-petioled leaves in a clump with a flowering stem rising among them. The flowers have 3 green sepals, 3 white or pink-tinged petals, 6 or more stamens, and several pistils. Stamens and pistils may be in separate flowers.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Great Plains and south-central Texas east throughout eastern United States.
Native Habitat: Shallow water or mud in ditches, marshes, streams, and ponds.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1992 VOL. 9, NO.5 - Ten Year Anniversary Celebration, A Look Back at Our First Decade, Celebration o...
Wildflower Newsletter 1996 VOL. 13, NO.3 - Hummingbird Gardening, Blooms Beget Butterflies, Butterflies and Hummingbirds Fo...

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sagittaria graminea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sagittaria graminea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sagittaria graminea

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-03-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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