Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Grassleaf Arrowhead
Sagittaria graminea
Family: Alismataceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Swamps, mud, or shallow water of lakeshores, ponds & sloughs.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
S. graminea submersed and/or immersed aquatic plant. Leaves usually flat and grasslike or rarely with a lance-linear to broadly elliptic ovate blade. Sepals spreading to recurved in fruit. Flowers all unisexual. Petioles, peduncles, and pedicels slender and firm. Beak of the fruit 0.2 mm and the stalks of fruiting heads recurved.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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