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Pontederia cordata alba

Common Name(s):
White pickerel weed
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Pontederia support the following specialized bee: Florilegus (Florilegus) condignus.

Season:
Summer to fall
Foliage:
4 to 10 in. glossy heart-shaped leaves; indented at base and tapers to a point
Flower:
3 to 6 in. spike of white ephemeral flowers; strong odor
Site:
Shallow water of ponds, streams, lakes and ditches
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2696

Pontederia cordata alba Pontederia cordata alba