Arrowhead Wildflower ( Saggitaria latifolia)
The Arrowhead Wildflower also known as Duck Potato is a common food for aquatic animals such as ducks and muskrats. It also provided food from its starchy rhizomes to Native Americans. Its name comes from the arrow shaped leaves on its stems. The three petal flower is white, crepe-liked in appearance and has a yellow stamen. It is found in the shallow water edges of ponds, marshes, swamps and other wetlands areas. I photographed this Arrowhead on the edge of a large pond in my neighborhood and was impressed by its large petals that looked almost paper like.
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