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Common Arrowhead
Sagittaria latifolia

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) French names: Sagittaire feuilles larges

Family: Water-plantain Family (Alismataceae)

Flowers: Summer;  White

Habitat: Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 118   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: latifolia: wide or broad leaf


Photographs: 150 photographs available, of which 9 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) flower stalk

Common Arrowhead flower stalk.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) flower

Close up of a flower.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) flowers

Common Arrowhead flowers.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) flower stalk

Common Arrowhead flower stalk. Unopened flowers are at the top.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) seeds

Seed balls along the stem.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) seeds

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) seeds

A seed ball with the center exposed.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) seeds

Seeds removed from the seed ball.

Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) leaves

Common Arrowhead plants showing the leaves.


Range map for Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)