Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sagittaria cristata Engelm. image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Alismataceae
Sagittaria cristata Engelm.
crested arrow-head
Sagittaria: from Latin sagitta, "arrow," because of the leaf shape
cristata: Latin for crested or comb-like
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Status: Native
Plant: erect or floating, perennial, emergent aquatic
Flower: white to pink, 3-parted, 1/3" wide; inflorescence of 2-12 whorls of flowers, usually upper flowers male, lower female; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:dry, flattened seed with toothed wings, beak 0.4-0.7mm longseed drawing
Leaf:flat, usually long and narrow and not arrow-shaped
Habitat: swamps, shallow water; in muddy soil
Notes: very similar to Sagittaria graminea Michx. subsp. graminea
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Sagittaria graminea Michx. var. cristata (Engelm.) Bogin

         
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