Arrowhead

Sagittaria sagittifolia

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

Legal Status: Unwanted Organism - DOC
Status in New Zealand: Established
Organism: Marine and freshwater plants

Other common name: Hawaiian arrowhead

Description

Arrowhead is a herbaceous aquatic perennial that is very similar to S. montevidensis, the difference being its production of rhizomes and tubers. It is not known to flower in New Zealand.

Impact

Arrowhead is an invasive weed with the potential to block waterways.

What to do

Contact your regional council to determine the status of this species and responsibility for control and/or advice on control.

Useful Resources

Page last updated: 22 April 2016