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Sagittaria engelmanniana (Engelmann's arrowhead)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Sagittaria engelmanniana

Sagittaria engelmanniana J.G. Sm.

Engelmann's arrowhead

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

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USDA Symbol: SAEN

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.

The species of this plant is named for George Engelmann (1809-1884) who was born in Germany and settled in St. Louis, Missouri, as a young man. He was a physician and botanist, describing especially North American Abies (Firs), Agaves, Cactus (for which he described more than 108 species), Cuscuta (Dodder), Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family), Juncus (Rushes), Juniperus (“Cedar”), Pinus (Pines), Vitis (Grapes), and Yuccas. When he died much of his collection went to Missouri Botanical Garden.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DE , GA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VA
Canada: NS

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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