Photographer: Paul L. Redfearn, Jr.
Sagittaria brevirostra Mack. & Bush
midwestern arrow-head, short-beaked arrow-head
Sagittaria: from Latin sagitta, "arrow," because of the leaf shape
brevirostra: brevis for "short;" rostrum for "beak of bird" or "beak"
|Plant: ||erect or floating, perennial, emergent aquatic|
|Flower: ||white, 3-parted, 1/2"-1 1/3" wide; inflorescence of 5-12 whorls of flowers with long bracts, stalk usually 1-angled and unbranched; most upper flowers male, lower female; blooms July-Oct.|
|Fruit:||dry, flattened and winged seed with an erect beak|
|Leaf:||arrow-shaped, long stalks corrugated in cross-section|
|Habitat: ||shallow water, swamps, ponds|