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Pickerelweed Pontederia cordata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Native plant nurseries.
Description: Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions: Typically 2-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad, but spreading and forming large patches.
Growth Rate: Fast.
Widespread in eastern and central North America south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Also collected on Big Pine Key in the Monroe County Keys, but probably introduced there.