Sagittaria sagittifolia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Alismatales Alismataceae

Scientific Name: Sagittaria sagittifolia L.
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Arrowhead
French Flèche-d'eau, Sagittaire
Taxonomic Notes: S. sagittifolia is known to hybridize with S. natans but it is unlikely that this will affect the status of populations of the parent.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-02-27
Assessor(s): Lansdown, R.V.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Zhuang, X.

This species is classed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

S. sagittifolia has a mainly European distribution, extending beyond the region into Siberia, the Caucasus, Turkey and possibly Kazakhstan. It occurs more or less throughout Europe.

Countries occurrence:
Åland Islands; Albania; Andorra; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guernsey; Holy See (Vatican City State); Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Jersey; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):600
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Population [top]


This species is widespread and abundant throughout its known range. There is no detailed information available on population size.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It grows in deep, mesotrophic to eutrophic, slow flowing or standing rivers, canals or ditches.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There is a low level of trade in S. sagittifolia for landscape and garden pond planting; it is not clear as to whether this might affect wild populations.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known past, ongoing, or future threats to this species

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. It has been listed as threatened in Austria and Switzerland.

Citation: Lansdown, R.V. 2014. Sagittaria sagittifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T167821A43126944. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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