Sagittaria natans

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Sagittaria natans Michx.

Alismataceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: aquatic plant

Arrangement: basal
Leaves:

Shape: sagittate

Division: simple

Shape: three-stellate
Fruit: nutlet

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Alismatidae
Superordo:
Alismatanae
Ordo:
Alismatales

Sagittaria natans is a perennial.

Naming

Sagittaria natans was described by Peter Simon von Pallas in 1776. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Sagittaria natans is a species in the genus Sagittaria which contains approximately 44 to 52 species and belongs to the family of the Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family). The type species of the genus is Sagittaria sagittifolia.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 17 centimetres.

Leaves

Sagittaria natans has simple leaves that are basal. The leaves are saggitate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Sagittaria natans produces racemes of white three-stellate flowers from June to September.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials are aquatic plants and prefer a sunny situation.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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