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Sagittaria montevidensis

Giant Arrow Leaf

Scientific Name:

Sagittaria montevidensis

Genus:

Sagittaria

Species Epithet:

montevidensis

Common Name:

Giant Arrow Leaf

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Alismataceae (Water-Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

July

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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

image

Bob Zarzecki
Durham County

Bloom

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Bob Zarzecki

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