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Flaigg, Lillian G.
Sagittaria graminea Michx.
Grassy arrowhead, Grass-leaf arrowhead
USDA Symbol: sagr
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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
, 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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2009-03-13
Research By: TWC Staff