Pontederia cordata (Pickerelweed) is a species of perennial herb in the family Pontederiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Pernambuco, Eastern North America, Minas Gerais, Pampa, Caatinga, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal, Tocantins, Mata Atlântica, Rio Grande Do Sul, GoiáS, Pantanal, Rio De Janeiro, Amapá, Pará, Canada, North America, AmazôNia, Sergipe, ParaíBa, Alagoas, Espirito Santo, Cerrado, Bahia, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Paraná, SãO Paulo, and Santa Catarina. They have simple, broad leaves and blue flowers. Flowers are visited by Southern Carpenter Bee, Two-spotted Bumblebee, Common Eastern Bumblebee, and Eastern Giant Swallowtail. Individuals can grow to 3.2 feet.
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