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Northington, David K.
Sagittaria longiloba Engelm. ex J.G. Sm.
Flecha de Agua, Long-barb Arrowhead, Long-lobe Arrowhead, Longbarb arrowhead
Synonym(s): Sagittaria greggii
USDA Symbol: SALO2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
, TX Native Habitat:
Ponds, swamps, ditches, or other wet areas, mainly in south and west Texas
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Conditions Comments: Native
Americans and early settlers used the tuberous roots as food, calling them duck potatoes or swan potatoes (Kirkpatrick 1992).
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: NPC