Sagittaria engelmanniana
Engelmann's arrowhead

Sagittaria engelmanniana
Sagittaria engelmanniana
Sagittaria engelmanniana
Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht (pistillate flower)
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Sagittaria engelmanniana
Common name: Engelmann's arrowhead
Group: monocot
Family: Alismataceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: up to 2'
Foliage: leaves arrowhead-shaped, 1 1/2 - 4", narrow
Flower: flowers on racemes of 2-4, up to 1-1/4", sepals recurved to spreading
Flowering time: flowers early July to late September, fruits late September to October
Habitat: shallow water, muddy shores of ponds, springs, bots, in sandy or peaty soils
Range in New Jersey: statewide, most frequent in the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: Similar to Sagittaria latifolia, except that it has very narrow leaves. The predominant Sagittaria of the pine barrens proper. Separate male (staminate) and female (pistillate) flowers.