Photographer: Derek Anderson
Sagittaria latifolia Willd.
broad-leaved arrow-head, common arrow-head, duck-potato, wapato
Sagittaria: from Latin sagitta, "arrow," because of the leaf shape
latifolia: Latin for "wide to broad leaves"
|Plant: ||mostly erect perennial, emergent aquatic 6"-48" tall; roots tuberous-tipped, edible rhizomes|
|Fruit:||dry, stalked, flattened, winged seed with a large right-angled beak at the top|
|Leaf:||mostly arrow-shaped when emergent, long and narrow under water|
|Habitat: ||shallow water streams; in muddy soil|