Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia

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Common Arrowhead Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet). Emergent.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-4 feet
Color: White
Blooms: July – September

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Common Arrowhead is a great species for wet areas including wetlands and sheltered edges of lakes. It is an emergent; it typically grows in standing water with its roots in the bottom of the wetland.

Native Range: Native to wetlands throughout the majority of the U.S. including Minnesota.

Pollinators/Habitat: Pollinated by bees, butterflies and beneficial flies. Many types of waterfowl, mammals and reptiles eat the tubers, including ducks and turtles.

Flowers: The 2/3″ flowers have white 3 petals, 3 sepals and 7-10 bright yellow stamens. The flowers are spaced out, in sets of 3, on one vertical stem.

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.

Food Uses: The tubers, Hiŋháŋ tȟaháŋpi, are a component of Lakota diet. Read more from Linda Black Elk and Wilbur Flying By Sr. here.

Other Names: Arrowhead, Indian Potato, Duck Potato, Wapato

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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