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Taxon: Sagittaria sagittifolia L.

Genus: Sagittaria
Family: Alismataceae
Nomen number: 32648
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:993. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.


A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FLª, INª, MAª, NCª, NHª, OKª, SCª.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • arrowhead   (Source: USDA/APHIS ) – English
  • arrowhead   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. sagittifolia]
  • Chinese arrowhead   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. leucopetala]
  • common arrowhead   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. sagittifolia]
  • Old World arrowhead   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • swamp-potato   (Source: Hortus 3 [as S. sagittifolia]) – English   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. leucopetala]
  • swan-potato   (Source: Hortus 3 [as S. sagittifolia]) – English   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. leucopetala]
  • flèche d'eau   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • sagittaire nageante   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. sagittifolia]
  • gewöhnliches Pfeilkraut   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. sagittifolia]
  • Pfeilkraut   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • kuwai   (Source: F JapanOhwi [as S. trifolia var. edulis]) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. leucopetala]
  • sogwinamul   (Source: F Korea [as S. trifolia var. edulis]) – Transcribed Korean   [Sagittaria sagittifolia subsp. leucopetala]
  • espadana   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • sagitária   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • seta-européia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • flecha de agua   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • saeta de agua   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pilblad   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia [w.], Western Siberia
    China: China - Xinjiang
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia]; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain




Check other web resources for Sagittaria sagittifolia L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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