Sagittaria ambigua

Kansas Arrowhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Sagittaria
Species: S. ambigua
Binomial name
Sagittaria ambigua
J.G.Sm. 1894

Sagittaria ambigua, the Kansas arrowhead, is an aquatic plant species native to the central United States (Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma). It grows in wet areas, mostly along the shores of ponds and waterways.[1][2][3][4]

Sagittaria ambigua is a perennial herb up to 90 cm (3.0 ft) tall. Leaves are broadly lanceolate, the blade up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long and 12 cm (4.5 in) wide.[1][5][6][7]


  1. 1 2 Flora of North America, Sagittaria ambigua
  2. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  4. US Department of Agriculture Plants profile
  5. Smith, Jared Gage. 1894. North American Species of Sagittaria and Lophotocarpus 22–23, plate 17, Sagittaria ambigua
  6. Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains i–vii, 1–1392. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Sagittaria ambigua.
  7. Gleason, H. A. & A.J. Cronquist. 1968. The Pteridophytoa, Gymnospermae and Monocotyledoneae. 1: 1–482. In H. A. Gleason, New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, ed. 3, New York Botanical Garden, New York.
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