Sagittaria platyphylla

Sagittaria platyphylla

Arrow-head

Arrow-head

Arrow-head

Arrow-head

FAMILY

Alismataceae

Species

Sagittaria platyphylla

Common name

Arrow-head

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; aquatic herb

Distinguishing features

This is a weed of national significance. An escapee from the aquarium trade. Grows to about 1.2 m from rhizomes in the mud. Leaves take 2 forms; the submerged leaves are strap-like up to 50 cm long, while the aerial leaves are arrow-shaped on a long petiole. Petiole to 55 cm long, blade up to 50 cm long. Flowers in a raceme, white, separate male and female flowers on the same plant

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