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Flaigg, Lillian G.
Sagittaria graminea Michx.
Grassy arrowhead, Grass-leaf arrowhead
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
, WV Canada: NB
, 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
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 either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2009-03-13
Research By: TWC Staff