Sagittaria platyphylla (Engelm.) J.G. Sm.
Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)
Synonym(s): Sagittaria graminea var. platyphylla, Sagittaria mohrii
USDA Symbol: SAPL
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 Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Still water, Marshes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Mud
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division
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:
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0944 Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0518 Collected Jul 11, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0904 Collected Jun 24, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1256 Collected 2008-12-04 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sagittaria platyphylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sagittaria platyphylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sagittaria platyphylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff