Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia


Common Arrowhead Category:


Soil: Wet
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1′-4′
Color: White
Blooms: July-September
Flowers: The 2/3″ flowers have 3 petals, 3 sepals and 7-10 bright yellow stamens.
Leaves: The 4″-16″ leaves are shaped like arrowheads and either stand up above the water, or lie flat on the surface. They have prominent veins.

Suggested Uses:



Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses: An infusion of the roots was used to treat wounds. It was also used for headaches, indigestion, rheumatism, constipation and for feverish babies.
Food Uses: The root can be eaten like a potato. It can be boiled, baked, or roasted after they are gathered in late summer. They can be dried and sorted after roasting. Lewis and Clark ate them on their journey.
Other Uses: Many types of waterfowl and animals eat the tubers.
Other Names: Arrowhead, Indian Potato, Duck Potato, Wapato

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs




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