Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3177

Emergent aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial
Monoecious or Polygamo-monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in marshes, swamps, rivershores, backwaters, margins of ponds and lakes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Petioles to 6 dm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
3 sepals
3 petals
Numerous stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sagittaria australis   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 027-03-011:
Sagittaria longirostra   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Sagittaria engelmanniana ssp. longirostra

(?) Sagittaria longirostra var. australis

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Arrowhead, Southern Arrowhead