Sagittaria kurziana

Strap-leaf sagittaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Sagittaria
Species: S. kurziana
Binomial name
Sagittaria kurziana

Sagittaria subulata var. kurziana (Glück) Bogin

Sagittaria kurziana, common names springtape[2] and strap-leaf sagittaria, is an aquatic plant species native to Florida and naturalized in the Mariana Islands.[3] It grows along large springs, very often those with high sulfur content, and along the banks of watercourses downstream from such springs.[4]

Sagittaria kurziana is a perennial herb up to 250 cm tall. It has long, narrow, flat leaves that float on the surface of the water, up to 250 cm long but rarely more than 15 mm wide. These form huge masses of ribbon-like leaves flowing back and forth with the current. Inflorescences also float on the surface, the white flowers very often submerged.[4][5][6][7][8]


  1. Tropicos
  2. "Sagittaria kurziana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Sagittaria kurziana
  4. 1 2 Flora of North America v 22, Sagittaria kurziana
  5. University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, strap-leaf sagittaria
  6. Glück, Christian Maximilian Hugo. 1927. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 54(3): 257–261. Sagittaria kurziana
  7. Bogin, Clifford. 1955. Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 9(2): 205, Sagittaria subulata var. kurziana
  8. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida i–x, 1–806. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
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