Arrow Head
Sagittaria latifolia
Family: Alismataceae

Habitat:

Shallow water, bogs, marshes

Location relative to water:

Rooted underwater, emergent body

Range:

Most of southern Canada and US

Leaves:

  • Arrowhead-shaped
  • 8-40 cm long (3-16 inches)
  • 1.0-15.0 cm wide (0.4- 5.9 inches)
  • Narrow lobes in deep water
  • Broad lobes when immersed

Flowers:

  • Three-petaled
  • Grow in whorls of three
  • Lowermost whorl composed of pistillate flowers
  • Upper flowers usually male
  • Lower flowers usually female
  • Three green sepals
  • Petals white

Fruit:

  • Winged achenes clustered in round heads
  • 0.2-0.4 cm long (0.1-0.2 inches)
  • Horizontally projecting beak
 
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