Sagittaria teres

quill-leaved arrowhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Sagittaria
Species: S. teres
Binomial name
Sagittaria teres

Sagittaria graminea var. teres (S.Watson) Bogin

Sagittaria teres, the quill-leaved arrowhead[2] or slender arrowhead,[3] is an aquatic plant species of arrowhead native to the northeastern United States: Rhode Island (Providence and Washington Counties), Massachusetts, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), New York (Suffolk County) and New Jersey.[4]

Sagittaria teres grows along the shores of lakes, marshes, and other wetlands, frequently those with acidic water such as Sphagnum bogs.[5][6][7]

Sagittaria teres is a perennial herb up to 80 cm (32 inches) tall. Leaves can grow both under the water and above it. Flowers are white, up to 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) in diameter, borne in one or more whorls on a stalk rising above the leaves.[5][8]


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