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Arrowhead (Common)

Sagittaria latifolia
Arrowhead (Common)

Habitat

They grow in marshes and in the in shallow water along wetlands, ponds and riverbanks.

Description

Arrowheads have unremarkable white flowers, but are distinctive because of their arrow-shaped leaves. The plant stands erect and often comes right out of the water.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers with 3 petals and central cluster of stamens growing in whorls of three from a single, unbranching stalk
Flower Color:
White
Leaf Arrangement:
Around the base - often coming right out of the water
Plant Type:
Wildflower
Leaf Type:
Large, arrow-shaped and entire (smooth edged)

Recommended Books and Products

For plant and animal identification in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, ask your librarian for Adirondack Nature Guide and Vermont Nature Guide (Pinto Press).

Adirondack Nature Guide

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