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Plant Details

Sagittaria montevidensis

Giant Arrow Leaf

Scientific Name:

Sagittaria montevidensis

Common Name:

Giant Arrow Leaf

Plant Family

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Sun, Part sun

Soil Moisture:

Hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

Jun

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Coast

Habitat Description:

Disturbed areas, marshes. Weakley (2015) shows it as a Waif in the NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Native of South America. "Most of the collections from the southeastern United States are old collections around major seaports, suggesting that this plant was introduced on the ballast of sailing ships" (Weakley 2015).

Plant In Situ

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Bob Zarzecki
Durham County

Bloom

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Bob Zarzecki

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