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Pickerelweed
Aquatic wildflower
Pickerelweed
July 5, 2008 - Grasse River, Canton, NY.

Pontederia cordata

Anyone who has been along the rivers of the north country has seen these plants. Extensive areas along the shores are dominated by Pickerelweed. Emerging from shallow water the leaves are arrow-shaped. An aggressive spreader, Pickerelweed will do well in a water garden where it is easily controlled by dividing or planting in containers.

Requirements:

Soil Type - Mucky, clay, sandy
Soil pH - Slightly acidic
Water - Aquatic, saturated soils
Light - Full sun

Characteristics:

Height - 1 to 4 ft
Time of bloom - July - August
Flower colors - Purple
Propagation - Division, seed
Transplants - Easy

Pickerelweed



Pickerelweed