Arrowhead

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. 

Species Detail
Common Name Arrowhead
Alternative Name
Scientific Name Sagittaria sagittifolia
Family Aquatic Plants
Species Reference blamey 338.8
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Flower white

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Flower white

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Species Distribution

These are nature reserves and wildlife hot-spots where I have recorded this species

Trailway (Sturminster Newton)

Wareham Common

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Trailway (Sturminster Newton)

Troublefield Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Shapwick

Open Access
2

Riverside Meadows Nature Reserve

Sturminster Mill

Open Access
2
Species Habitats
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Habitat Reference Relationship
F1: Lakes and reservoirs

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F2: Ponds

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F4: Slow moving rivers

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Species Records
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