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It is not hard to see why this plant is called arrowhead! One look at those pointed leaves is surely enough to work that one out. The leaves are big and bold and often seen but the smaller flowers come in July and August. The flowers are white but have a distinctive dark, purple centre.
Arrowhead occurs in still, or very slow moving, fresh water so it can be found in ponds and along the edges of slow moving rivers such as the River Stour.
|Scientific Name||Sagittaria sagittifolia|
|Family||Water-plantain family - Alismataceae|
|Related Species - CLICK TO VIEW||Aquatic Plants|
|Flower Colour Group||White|
|Look for||Three petalled flower with a dark centre and large pointed leaves|