Sagittaria rigida

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAlismataceaeSagittariaSagittaria rigida


A stoloniferous perennial herb formerly naturalised in the River Exe and still present in the Exeter Canal (both S. Devon). It has also been recorded from a pond near Camborne (W. Cornwall). Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of eastern N. America, with outlying localities in western N. America.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (302a)
FNAEC (2000)
Preston CD, Croft JM
1997.  Aquatic plants in Britain and Ireland.