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Pontederia cordataPontederia cordata

pickerelweed

Photograph(s) by*: UWI MC

Characteristics

Height: 3.5-3.5'
Flowers: Jun.-Nov.; purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 6-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 0-18"
Salinity: 0-3 ppt

Habitat

fresh to moderately brackish water, tidal and nontidal marshes, shallow water of ponds and lakes

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Waterfowl Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

spreads vigorously; a small bladder-like structure crested with toothed ridges holds one seed; tolerates salinity to 3 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1337.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004