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[Sagittaria chinensis Pursh, more]
Etymology: Sagittaria: from Latin sagitta, "arrow," because of the leaf shape
Plants: mostly erect perennial, emergent aquatic 6"-48" tall; roots tuberous-tipped, edible rhizomes
Leaves: mostly arrow-shaped when emergent, long and narrow under water
Fruits: dry, stalked, flattened, winged seed with a large right-angled beak at the top
Habitat: shallow water streams; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Selected Wetland Plants: Photos, descriptions, information USGS - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"