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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: This plant has consistently narrow leaves
Fruit: Edible to birds
Indehiscent
Other: 1/2 inch globose head
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Sometimes pink tinged
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • Grassy Arrowhead
  • Arrowhead
  • Slender Arrowhead
  • Chinese Arrowhead
  • Grass-Leaf Arrowhead

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Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park (NW bog area)
Date: June 15, 2023
Grass leaved arrowhead #487; RAB p. 52, 27-3-4; AG p. 555, 125-2-
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park (NW bog area)
Date: June 15, 2023
Grass leaved arrowhead #487; RAB p. 52, 27-3-4; AG p. 555, 125-2-
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park (NW bog area)
Date: June 15, 2023
Grassy Arrowhead (Sagittaria graminea)

photo credit: Mary Keim
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