Pontederia cordata flowers



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Pontederia cordata flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Monocots
(unranked):     Commelinids
Order:     Commelinales
Family:     Pontederiaceae
Genus:     Pontederia
Species:     P. cordata
Binomial name
Pontederia cordata

common name pickerelweed  or pickerel weed  is a monocotyledonous aquatic plant native to the American continent.

It grows in a variety of wetlands, including pond and lake margins across an extremely large range from eastern Canada south to Argentina.