Strap-leaf sagittaria

Sagittaria kurziana -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Sagittaria kurziana

Native to Florida

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    Strap-leaf sagittaria is a submersed plant, unlike most other Sagittaria. It is occasionally found growing in springs and spring runs from the northern peninsula south to Hernando County, and then west to the central panhandle of Florida. It blooms from spring to fall (Wunderlin, 2003).

    Strap-leaf sagittaria has dark-green, ribbon-like leaves. They are about 3/4 inch wide and are typically two to three feet long. The leaves have sharp, pointed tips, and three to five prominent parrallel ridges that run the entire lenght of the leaf. Strap-leaf sagittaria flowers grow on branched stalks that are sometimes emersed sometimes submersed. The flowers are white, with three petals.

    Strap-leaf sagittaria may be confused with tape grass, Vallisneria americana. Compare the leaf tips and the leaf veins.