MinneFlora

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Broad-Leaved Arrowhead

Sagittaria latifolia

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Native

Flowers white, medium-sized, 3 or 6-petaled.

Arrowheads grow best in shallow water, but they can sometimes be found on lakeshores or muddy areas due to changes in water level. The leaves are large and obviously arrow-shaped, although the three "lobes" of the arrow can be quite narrow, especially in deeper water. The three-petaled flowers rise in a short spike and have distinctive fuzzy yellow centers. This is a very common summertime plant around the edges of Minnesota lakes and ponds.

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