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Sagittaria ambigua

Sagittaria ambigua J.G. Sm.

Kansas Arrowhead

Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)


USDA Symbol: SAAM4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AR , IL , IN , KS , MO , OK
Native Habitat: Pond and lake shores, shallow water, ditches and damp areas.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-05-04
Research By: CBR

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