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Sagittaria platyphylla (Engelm.) J.G. Sm.
USDA Symbol: sapl
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun
AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA Native Habitat:
Still water, Marshes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Mud
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division
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:
Nueces River Authority
- Uvalde, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0944
Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0904
Collected Jun 24, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0518
Collected Jul 11, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1256
Collected 2012-12-05 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff