Broadleaf arrowhead is the most common of seven species of arrowhead in Connecticut. Broadleaf arrowhead leaves actually vary from broad to narrow; note the different widths of leaves in the foreground of the photo below.
- Family: arrowhead (Alismataceae)
- Habitat: shallow water or wet soil at the edges of streams, ponds, and marshes
- Height: 1-4 feet
- Flower size: 3/4 inch across
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: July to September
- Origin: native
Broadleaf arrowhead plants produce distinct male and female flowers. This photo shows female (pistillate) flowers.
This is a male (staminate) flower. The lower flowers on a stem will be pistillate, the upper flowers staminate.