Connecticut Plants
Broadleaf Arrowhead
Sagittaria latifolia Willd.

Broadleaf arrowhead is the most common of seven species of arrowhead in Connecticut. Broadleaf arrowhead leaves actually vary from broad to narrow; note the different widths of leaves in the foreground of the photo below.

  • Family: arrowhead (Alismataceae)
  • Habitat: shallow water or wet soil at the edges of streams, ponds, and marshes
  • Height: 1-4 feet
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Sagittaria latifolia Willd.
Sagittaria latifolia Willd.

Broadleaf arrowhead plants produce distinct male and female flowers. This photo shows female (pistillate) flowers.

Sagittaria latifolia Willd.

This is a male (staminate) flower. The lower flowers on a stem will be pistillate, the upper flowers staminate.