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Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Image ID: 2010/oth19

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Family: Pontederiaceae (Pickerelweed)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to November
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 6 parts
Location: Armstrong Trail
Date:  7/24/2010
Notes: Aquatic plant.
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Pickerelweed may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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