Arrowheads have unremarkable white flowers, but are distinctive because of their arrow-shaped leaves. The plant stands erect and often comes right out of the water.
Flower Type: Flowers with 3 petals and central cluster of stamens growing in whorls of three from a single, unbranching stalk
Flower Color: White
Leaf Arrangement: Around the base - often coming right out of the water
Plant Type: Wildflower
Leaf Type: Large, arrow-shaped and entire (smooth edged)
For plant and animal identification in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, ask your librarian for Adirondack Nature Guide and Vermont Nature Guide (Pinto Press).
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