Taxon: Sagittaria latifolia Willd.

Genus: Sagittaria
Family: Alismataceae
Nomen number: 101379
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 4(1):409. 1805
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Apr-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • common arrowhead  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • duck-potato  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • muskrat-potato  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • wapato  (Source: Hortus 3) - American Indian (Chinook)
  • wapatoo  (Source: Websters Dict) - American Indian (Chinook)
  • sagittaire à larges feuilles  (Source: Zander ed17) - French
  • sagittaire latifoliée  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • veränderliches Pfeilkraut  (Source: F Neotrop) - German
  • bredpilblad  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Neotrop; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Puerto Rico
    • Central America: Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador

  • Naturalized

  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Germany ; Netherlands ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Beal, E. O. 1960. The Alismataceae of the Carolinas J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 76:77.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States, 2 vol. (Aquat SE US)
  • Haynes, R. R. & L. B. Holm-Nielsen 1994. The Alismataceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 64:95-98.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Small, J. K. 1909. Alismaceae (N Amer fl) 17:60.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

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