Jul. 28, 2019

bulltongue arrowhead, Sagittaria lancifolia

If I were more poetic, I might create an ode to roadside ditches. They help you get shots of aquatics like lanceleaf without getting in deep. This arrowhead helps too, holding its flowers up face high, right in front of the camera. Going south, this is probably the most common arrowhead, and certainly the most obvious. Instead of arrows, it has lances. The leaves lack the lobes that give the genus its common name. That shape may also explain the bulltongue name of this species. Lanceleaf grows in AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TX, and VA. Polk Co FL, 10/20/15.