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Arrowhead (Common)

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Sagittaria latifolia
Arrowhead (Common)


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


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:
Leaf Arrangement:
Around the base - often coming right out of the water
Plant Type:
Leaf Type:
Large, arrow-shaped and entire (smooth edged)

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