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Pontederia cordata or Pickerel Weed

Pontederia cordata also called Pickerel Weed or Heart-leaved Pickerel Weed is part of the Pontederiaceae. A marginal habitat perennial it flowers with small erect spikes of violet-blue tubular flowers in late summer. Once flowers get to seed-stage the stems bend to get submerged.

Pontederia cordata is native to North America and the Caribbean and south all the way to Argentina, it is a wetland plant. It is a deciduous, clump-forming herbaceous perennial that needs full sun. Plant Pontederia cordata in shallow water in rich but poorly-drained soil. You can propagate by seeds or division in spring.

Pontederia cordata
Pontederia cordata
 Pontederia cordata pickerel weed
Pontederia cordata or also called Pickerel weed
pickerel weed
Pickerel weed
heart-leaved pickerel weed
Heart-leaved pickerel weed at St Lawrence Jewry garden next to Guildhall.

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