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Arrowhead

Sagittaria sagittifolia

Plant Data

Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Alismataceae (Water Plantain)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, 3 petals
 
White with purple patch at the base of each flower, 3 petals with purple anthers.
Fruit:
Globular fruiting heads.
Leaves:
Large and distinctive arrow-shaped leaves. Arrowhead is named after the shape of its leaves.
Maximum Size:
80 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
Roots and tubers can be eaten raw. Tubers are more palatable when peeled.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Arrow-head, Chinese Arrowhead, Common Arrow Leaf, Giant Arrowhead, Hawaii Arrowhead, Japanese Arrowhead, Old World Arrowhead, Swamp Potato, Swan Potato, Water Archer.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Water.