Flora of Northern Ireland
Sagittaria sagittifolia
© Graham Day
Sagittaria sagittifolia
© Robert Northridge
Sagittaria sagittifolia
© Ian Dodkins
Sagittaria sagittifolia
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

An aquatic plant with leaves of two sorts: submerged leaves are ribbon-shaped; leaves which emerge above water develop the characteristic arrow-head shape. Flowers are pale pink in a spike.

A rather local plant of some lakes, canals and rivers, mainly the River Lagan, the Upper and Lower Bann, Newry canal, Lough Neagh and the Erne basin.

All names: Sagittaria sagittifolia L.