Arrowhead is a shallow aquatic weed with leaves that are shaped like an arrow or wishbone. Leaves usually sit above the water, but can sometimes be submersed or floating. Arrowhead has distinct veins that can be seen arising from a common point. The flowers and fruit are produced on leafless stems and can reach 1.5 - 3 feet tall with three sepals and three white petals. The root system resembles a bulb.


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    Recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating can be impaired, prevented.

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    Excessive Aquatic weeds greatly detract from the aesthetic appeal and possible value of the overall property.

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    Thick excessive growth around the shoreline can encourage and increase population of frogs, snakes, muskrats, and alligators where applicable.

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    Aquatic weed overgrowth is ideal for algae growth and leads to increased insect growth for mosquitos.

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    Too many weeds impede water flow in drainage ditches, irrigation canals, and culverts, causing water to back up.