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Lance-leaved Arrowhead Sagittaria lancifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Lance-leaved Arrowhead:

Phonetic Spelling
saj-ee-TAR-ee-uh lan-sih-FOH-lee-uh
Description

A wetlands plant, common in fresh or brackish tidal marshes and muddy stream edges. Grows well in North Carolina's coastal plain. Use as a water feature in sun to partial shade. It attracts birds.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. rubrum
var. rubrum
Tags:
#water plant#wildflower garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. rubrum
var. rubrum
Tags:
#water plant#wildflower garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sagittaria
    Species:
    lancifolia
    Family:
    Alismataceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Water feature
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    NC Native
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are showy and white, with 3 petals and yellow centers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, arrow shaped leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden