Pontederia cordata L.



A cluster of violet flowers


Purple-flowered pickerelweed growing with white-flowered Sagittaria




  • Scientific Name: Pontederia cordata L.
  • Common Name: Pickerelweed
  • Group: Monocot
  • Family: Pontederiaceae (Pickerelweed family)
  • Wetland Indicator Category: OBL
  • Growth Form: Emergent
  • Grows in streams, lakes, rivers, marshes
  • Native, can be invasive