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Pickerelweed

Scientific Name: Pontederia cordata  

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Ornamental plant with elongated, heart-shaped leaves pointing upward.
Showy, erect raceme of purple flowers on isolated stem reaching above leaves.
Usually grows in isolated clumps along shoreline, but can eventually surround shoreline.

Pontederiam cordata taken by Graves Lovell

Pontederiam cordata taken by Graves Lovell

Pontederiam cordata taken by Graves Lovell

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