Calflora
Taxon  Report   7249    
Sagittaria latifolia  Willd.
Broad leaf arrowhead,  Broadleaf arrowhead, Tule potato, Wappato
Sagittaria latifolia
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Sagittaria latifolia
© 2007 George W. Hartwell
Sagittaria latifolia
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Sagittaria latifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Sagittaria latifolia
© 2005 Lisa Powers
Family: ALISMATACEAE  
Genus: Sagittaria
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sagittaria chinensis
PLANTS: Sagittaria variabilis var. obtusa
PLANTS: Sagittaria pubescens
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More information about  Sagittaria latifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SALA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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