Broadleaf Arrowhead

Other Common Names: duck potato, wapato

(Sagittaria latifolia)


Broadleaf arrowhead has angled stems and arrowhead shaped leaves that can grow up to 10 inches long and wide. One-inch flowers have three white petals.


Broadleaf arrowhead has angled stems that branch occasionally from the lower whorls. Stems can have up to 10 whorls. Leaves have triangular or egg shaped leaf blades and are arrowhead shaped. The part of the leaves above the base lobes can grow up to 10 inches long and wide. Flowers bloom July through September and can grow up to one inch in diameter. Many flowers grow on the ends of the flower stems. Flowers have three white petals and yellow centers.


Broadleaf arrowhead grows in still water or wet places like marshes.


This perennial produces tubers under the mud and soil that ducks, geese, muskrats, and nutria love, which is where the name duck potato came from.


Broadleaf arrowhead can be found across the United States.


rhizomes, seeds, fragments