Sagittaria papillosa

Nipplebract arrowhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Sagittaria
Species: S. papillosa
Binomial name
Sagittaria papillosa

Sagittaria lancifolia var. papillosa (Buchenau) Micheli

Sagittaria papillosa, the nipplebract arrowhead,[2] is a plant species native to the south-central United States (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi).[3][4]

Sagittaria papillosa grows in wet places such as marshes and the banks of lakes and slow-moving streams. It is a perennial herb up to 120 cm tall. Petioles are triangular in cross-section, the leaf blade very narrowly elliptical to ovate, not lobed. The species is distinguished from others in the genus by having bumps (papillae) resembling nipples on the flower bracts.[4][5][6][7]


  1. The Plant List, Sagittaria papillosa
  2. "Sagittaria papillosa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. Biota of North America Program, Sagittaria papillosa
  4. 1 2 Flora of North America v 22, Sagittaria papillosa
  5. Buchenau, Franz Georg Philipp. 1868. Index Criticus Butomacearum, Alismacearum, Juncaginacearum 44–45, Sagittaria papillosa
  6. Micheli, Marc. 1881. Monographiae Phanerogamarum Prodromi nunc Continuato, nunc Revisio Auctoribus Alphonso et Casimir de Candolle Aliisque Botanicis Ultra Memoratis, Paris 3: 74, Sagittaria lancifolia var. papillosa
  7. Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten. 1979. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States Monocotyledons 1–712. The University of Georgia Press, Athens. Sagittaria papillosa
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