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Sagittaria brevirostra

Sagittaria brevirostra Mack. & Bush

Shortbeak Arrowhead, Short-beak Arrowhead, Midwestern Arrowhead

Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)

Synonym(s): Sagittaria engelmanniana ssp. brevirostra

USDA Symbol: SABR8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , ND , NE , NM , OH , OK , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI
Canada: NB , SK
Native Habitat: Slightly basic to slightly acidic to alkaline waters of ponds, lakes and swamps.

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 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 brevirostra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sagittaria brevirostra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sagittaria brevirostra


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

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