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Japanese Arrowhead

Sagittaria sagittifolia

Also known as

Hawaii Arrowhead, Old World Arrowhead, Arrowhead

Sagittaria sagittifolia OM27 by OldMuzzle (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


More images of Japanese Arrowhead

Sagittaria sagittifolia Prague 2012 1
Sagittaria sagittifolia, 2006-07-22

Japanese Arrowhead Overview

Herbaceous, perennial species found in wetland environments. Typically grows in water ranging from 10-50cm deep. Produces distinctive arrow-shaped foliage above the water level and linear leaves below the water. White flowers have 3 petals and many purple coloured stamens in the middle.