Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Sagittaria cuneata E.Sheld. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Alismataceae
Sagittaria cuneata E.Sheld.
arum-leaved arrow-head, northern arrow-head, wapato
Sagittaria: from Latin sagitta, "arrow," because of the leaf shape
cuneata: wedge-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect or floating, perennial, 4"-24" tall, emergent aquatic
Flower: white, 3-parted, 1/4"-3/4" wide; inflorescence of 2-10 whorls of flowers, 1 to many stalks either erect or bending and often branched; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:dry, flattened, winged seed with a small, upright beakseed drawing
Leaf:long-stalked, arrow-shaped to long and narrow, lower lobes usually much shorter than the top lobe
Habitat: ponds, marshes; in muddy soil

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Sagittaria arifolia Nutt. ex J.G.Sm.

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