Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Delta Arrowhead
Sagittaria platyphylla
Family: Alismataceae

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

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Pond and slough margins.

Species Description:
Perennial herb

Flowering Period: Early June to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves of this wetland species are unlobed, usually linear-lanceolate. Petioles, peduncles, and pedicels slender and firm. Lowest fruiting heads on pedicels of 1 cm or more. Stalks of fruiting heads recurved. Fruit beak 0.3-0.6 mm. Sepals spreading to recurved in fruit, flowers unisexual

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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