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Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Sagittatum)

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The Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Sagittatum) is generally described as a perennial vine or forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the summer . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Sagittatum) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Sagittatum) will reach up to 1 foot high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Sagittatum) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -13°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Vine, Forb/herb
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Annual, Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Late Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Crown
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 1
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color Red
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Fall
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -13
Soil Depth for Roots 6
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate None
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4–8.5 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 0–0 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 6
Minimum Frost-Free Days 110 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant Yes
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

Plant Name Synonyms
  • Persicaria sagittata
  • Polygonum sagittatum var. gracilentum
  • Tracaulon sagittatum
  • Truellum sagittatum
  • Tracaulon sagittatum var. gracilentum
Plant Distribution
can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia