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Bolivar Naturally



Susan Billetdeaux

Pontederia cordata

Family: (Pontederiaceae) Pickerel Weed

Habitat: Aquatic

Height: 2-3 ft.

Bloom Period: June - September

Description: Perennial. Pickerel-weed is found on the edges of ponds, lakes and in ditches. It prefers shallow, quiet water. Leaves are spade-shaped and bright green. The flower spikes are about 6" tall.

The Wildlife Connection: Attracts hummingbirds. Seeds are eaten by waterbirds.

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