Sagittaria (weeds)

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Sagittaria (weeds) L.

This genus contains around 40 species of swamp and water plants. They are often found in tropical and subtropical regions. The rhizome and tubers of some species are edible. Several species are important rice weeds like California arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis). The plants may be completely or partially submerged and have oval, lanceolate or arrow-shaped leaves. The flowers are small and often white.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: