Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Sagittaria brevirostra Mack. & Bush image
Photographer: Paul L. Redfearn, Jr.           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Alismataceae
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"
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Status: Native
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 beakseed drawing
Leaf:arrow-shaped, long stalks corrugated in cross-section
Habitat: shallow water, swamps, ponds

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All Sagittaria list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Sagittaria engelmanniana J.G.Sm. subsp. brevirostra (Mack. & Bush) Bogin

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