Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Common Arrowhead (Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato, Wapato) (Sagittaria latifolia): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 21, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Common Arrowhead has very distinctive arrowhead leaves with long, somewhat pointed tips. One thing that distinguishes Arrowhead from similar looking plants such as Arrow Arum (Peltandra virginica) is that the veins of the leaves all originate at the same point -- near the top of the stem. Also, the top backward pointing lobes of the Common Arrowhead are far larger than other similar looking leaves. Those lobes cover half or more than half the surface area as the main portion of the leaf.
Date Location Notes Images
July 2, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire These pictures were taken when the flower started to bloom on July 2, 2010.