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Sagittaria sagittifolia



Sagittaria sagittifolia


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sagittaria sagittifolia
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sagittaria sagittifolia L.

International Common Names

  • English: arrowhead
  • Spanish: cola de golondrina; flecha de agua comun; saeta de agua comun
  • French: fleche d'eau; sagittaire à feuilles en flèche
  • Portuguese: seta-comum

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Pfeilkraut, Echtes; Pfeilkraut, Spitzes
  • Italy: erba saetta; occhio d'asino; sagittaria comune
  • Netherlands: pijlkruid, gewoon
  • Sweden: pilblad, vanlig

EPPO code

  • SAGSA (Sagittaria sagittifolia)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Alismatales
  •                         Family: Alismataceae
  •                             Genus: Sagittaria
  •                                 Species: Sagittaria sagittifolia

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


IndiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
IndonesiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
JapanPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
MalaysiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
NepalPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
North KoreaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
PakistanPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
South KoreaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
ThailandPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
VietnamPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)


GreecePresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
NetherlandsPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
NorwayPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
PolandPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)

North America

MexicoPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)


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EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Links to Websites

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GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gateway source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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