Sagittaria pygmaea

pygmy arrowhead
矮慈姑 ai ci gu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Sagittaria
Species: S. pygmaea
Binomial name
Sagittaria pygmaea
  • Blyxa coreana (H.Lév.) Nakai
  • Hydrolirion coreanum H.Lév.
  • Sagittaria altigena Hand.-Mazz.
  • Sagittaria sagittifolia var. oligocarpa Micheli
  • Sagittaria sagittifolia var. pygmaea (Miq.) Makino

Sagittaria pygmaea, the pygmy arrowhead, is an aquatic plant species native to eastern Asia. It is reported from Japan (including the Ryukyu Islands), Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Bhutan and China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang).[2][3]

Sagittaria pygmaea grows in shallow water in marshes, channels and rice paddies. It is a perennial herb producing by means of stolons. Leaves are linear to slightly spatula-shaped, not lobed, up to 30 cm long.[2][4][5][6]


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