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Sagittaria latifolia . Willd
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Broadleaf arrowhead; Common Arrowhead

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Sagittaria latifolia, leaf and flower
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Sagittaria latifolia, leaf and flower

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Sagittaria latifolia, Broadleaf Arrowhead
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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae @ AMNH_PBI (7)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium confluens @ BPI (8)
Doassansiaceae  Doassansia deformans @ BPI (19)

Doassansia furva @ BPI (3)

Doassansia intermedia @ BPI (4)

Doassansia obscura @ BPI (1)

Doassansia opaca @ BPI (13)

Doassansia sagittariae @ BPI (14)

Doassansia @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum oceanicum @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora sagittariae @ BPI (11)
Pleosporaceae  Epicoccum purpurascens @ BPI (2)
_  Burrillia pustulata @ BPI (7)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Sagittaria latifolia Willd. var. latifolia Broadleaf Arrowhead
Alismataceae — Water-plantain family
Native
Sagittaria latifolia var. latifolia Sagittaria latifolia var. latifolia
Lake Gerar, Rehoboth
August 2011

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Sagittaria latifolia  Willd.

Arrowhead

Sagittaria latifolia plant

Family - Alismataceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Sagittaria latifolia leaves

Sagittaria latifolia leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Sagittaria latifolia inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Sagittaria latifolia flowers

Sagittaria latifolia sepals Sepals.

Sagittaria latifolia sepals Again.

Sagittaria latifolia fruits Fruits.

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - An emergent aquatic along the margins of ponds, sloughs, ditches, slow-moving water, fens.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri but is absent from the farmland areas of north-central portion of the state. This is a common species in the habitats mentioned above.
Traditionally the plant was used to treat a variety of ailments. The tubers of the plant are edible and were also used in a tea to treat indigestion. A leaf tea was used to wash young children with fevers.

Photographs taken along the shores of the Current River, Shannon County, MO., 8-17-03.


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Sagittaria latifolia Willd.
broadleaf arrowhead

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General Information
Symbol: SALA2
Group: Monocot
Family: Alismataceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
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L48   N
PR   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

©Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, VA, Alexandria, Dyke Marsh. Usage Requirements .

©Lawrence S. Gilliam. United States, NC, Forsyth Co., lake margin. August 29, 2004. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. United States, NJ. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 100. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 99. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 100. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SACH15 Sagittaria chinensis Pursh
SAENL3 Sagittaria engelmanniana J.G. Sm. ssp. longirostra (Micheli) Bogin
SAES2 Sagittaria esculenta Howell
SALAO Sagittaria latifolia Willd. var. obtusa (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wiegand
SALAP Sagittaria latifolia Willd. var. pubescens (Muhl. ex Nutt.) J.G. Sm.
SALO11 Sagittaria longirostra (Micheli) J.G. Sm.
SAOB4 Sagittaria obtusa Muhl. ex Willd., non Thunb.
SAOR8 Sagittaria ornithorhyncha Small
SAPL5 Sagittaria planipes Fernald
SAPU10 Sagittaria pubescens Muhl. ex Nutt.
SAVAO2 Sagittaria variabilis Engelm. var. obtusa (Muhl. ex Willd.) Engelm.
SAVI12 Sagittaria viscosa C. Mohr

Classification

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Alismataceae – Water-plantain family
Genus Sagittaria L. – arrowhead
Species Sagittaria latifolia Willd. – broadleaf arrowhead

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Illinois Sagittaria longirostra
arrowleaf Endangered
U.S. Weed Information
Sagittaria latifolia broadleaf arrowhead This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

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Caribbean OBL
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North America
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

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24. Sagittaria latifolia Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4(1): 409. 1805.

Wapato, common arrowhead, duck-potato, sagittaire latifoliee

Sagittaria latifolia var. obtusa (Engelmann) Wiegand; S. latifolia var. pubescens (Torrey) J. G. Smith; S. ornithorhyncha Small; S. planipes Fernald; S. viscosa C. Mohr

Herbs, perennial, to 45 cm; rhizomes absent; stolons present; corms present. Leaves emersed; petiole triangular, erect to ascending, 6.5--51 cm; blade sagittate, rarely hastate, 1.5--30.5 ´ 2--17 cm, basal lobes equal to or less than remainder of blade. Inflorescences racemes, rarely panicles, of 3--9 whorls, emersed, 4.5--28.5 ´ 4--23 cm; peduncles 10--59 cm; bracts connate more than or equal to ¼ total length, elliptic to lanceolate, 3--8 mm, delicate, not papillose; fruiting pedicels spreading, cylindric, 0.5--3.5 cm. Flowers to 4 cm diam.; sepals recurved to spreading, not enclosing flower or fruiting head; filaments cylindric, longer than anthers, glabrous; pistillate pedicellate, without ring of sterile stamens. Fruiting heads 1--1.7 cm diam; achenes oblanceoloid, without abaxial keel, 2.5--3.5 ´ to 2 mm, beaked; faces not tuberculate, wings absent, glands (0--)1(--2); beak lateral, horizontal, 1--2 mm. 2n = 22.

Flowering summer--fall. Wet ditches, pools, and margins of streams and lakes; 0--1500 m; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask.; Ala., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.; c, s Mexico; Central America (Guatemala); South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela).

Sagittaria latifolia has been divided into numerous species and varieties. It was divided into two varieties, based upon the presence of pubescence over the entire vegetative plant (C. Bogin 1955; K. Rataj 1972). We have examined numerous specimens and found that many from the southeastern United States are pubescent; we believe that this character alone is insufficient for recognition of the varieties.

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Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Wappato; Tule Potato
ID: 6246 3041 2918 0043 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Wappato; Tule Potato
ID: 6246 3041 2918 0044 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Wappato; Tule Potato
ID: 6246 3041 2918 0045 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0877 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0878 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
(shown with Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani )
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0879 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0880 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0881 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0306 1569 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broadleaf Arrowhead
ID: 0000 0000 0405 1762 [detail]
© 2005 Lisa Powers

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 1007 0907 [detail]
© 2007 George W. Hartwell

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0097 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0098 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0099 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
(shown with Lythrum salicaria )
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0100 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Common Arrowhead
ID: 0000 0000 0710 1603 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Wappato
ID: 0000 0000 0214 2017 [detail]
© 2014 Maya Goklany

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0100 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0101 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0102 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0103 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0104 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0105 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Sagittaria latifolia
Sagittaria latifolia
Broad-leaved Arrowhead
ID: 0000 1111 1234 0106 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

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