Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1293

Emergent aquatic that also has submerged leaves (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious or polygamo-monoecious

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to a several-county area in sw. NC & nw. SC

Look for it in bogs, ditches adjacent to drained bogs, wooded seepage areas, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Unisexual
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 027-03-005:
Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bunched Arrowhead


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JK Marlow    jkm0503b_09

March    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Sagittaria fasciculata

JK Marlow    jkm0405p_33

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Sagittaria fasciculata

JK Marlow    jkm0405q_01

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Leaves of this Arrowhead are spatulate, consistently lacking basal lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Arrowhead, Arum, Elephant's Ear and Pickerelweed

image of Sagittaria fasciculata

JK Marlow    jkm0405q_08

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Flowers usually in 2-4 whorls of 3, upper usually staminate, lower pistillate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE aquatic plants

image of Sagittaria fasciculata

Joe Pollard    ajp_P1060368_2

May?    Greenville County    SC

image of Sagittaria fasciculata

Ben Geer Keys    bgk1293_a

May-June?        

image of Sagittaria fasciculata

JK Marlow    jkm0406e_20

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Fruiting heads 0.5-1.5cm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.