Sagittaria spp. (Arrowhead)

Distribution of Sagittaria

USDA Plant site: U.S. 28 species; Iowa 8 species.

BONAP site: U.S. 30 species; Iowa 8 species.

VPI site: Iowa 7 species.

Sagittaria charactistics

FNA site:

The Sagittaria species are found along muddy shores or in shallow water. Only one species is wide spread and common in Iowa (S. latifolia) which is abundant in the NE half of the state. The others are infrequent or rare or clustered in small regions, especially around lakes.

Sagittaria latifolia - Common arrowhead

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Sagittaria australis - Longbeak arrowhead

Sagittaria brevirostra - Shortbeak arrowhead

Sagittaria calycina - Hooded arrowhead

Sagittaria cristata - Crested arrowhead

Sagittaria cuneata - Arumleaf arrowhead

Sagittaria graminea - Grassy arrowhead

Sagittaria rigida - Sessilefruit arrowhead