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Pontederia cordata

Common Name(s):
Pickerel weed
Cultivar(s):
Alba , P. cordata var. lancelolata , Angustifolia
Categories:
Water Garden, Wildflowers
Comment:

Grows in shallow water (up to 18 in. covering the crown); sun to partial shade; can be grown in 5 gallon tub; thick creeping rootstock

Season:
Summer to fall
Foliage:
4 to 10 in. glossy, erect, deep green, egg- to lance-shaped leaves; heart or wedge-shaped base with distinctive swirling; apex tapers to a point
Flower:
3 to 6 in. spike of bright lavender-blue ephemeral flowers; two yellow spots on the middle upper lobe of the corolla; strong odor
Site:
Shallow water of ponds, streams, lakes and ditches
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2447

Pontederia cordata Pontederia cordata
Lucy Bradley, CC BY-NC-SA - 4.0