Sagittaria graminea Michx.
Grassy Arrowhead, Grass-leaf Arrowhead
Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)
USDA Symbol: SAGR
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: 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 , NS , 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1992 VOL. 9, NO.5 - Ten Year Anniversary Celebration, A Look Back at Our First Decade, Celebration o...
Wildflower Newsletter 1996 VOL. 13, NO.3 - Hummingbird Gardening, Blooms Beget Butterflies, Butterflies and Hummingbirds Fo...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sagittaria graminea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sagittaria graminea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sagittaria graminea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-03-13
Research By: TWC Staff