OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia   FAMILY Pontederiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pontederia cordata   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 039-02-001?:
Pontederia cordata   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pontederia lanceolata

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Pickerelweed


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image of Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia, Lanceleaf Pickerelweed

JK Marlow    jkm160416_303

April    Lowndes County    GA

Found in marshes, pond and lake shores of the Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia, Lanceleaf Pickerelweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_cordata_lance_4

July        

Each plant produces a 5" spike of violet-blue flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia, Lanceleaf Pickerelweed

JK Marlow    jkm0308a_20

August    Williamsburg County    SC

Leaves lanceolate, base generally cuneate to truncate, per Weakley's Flora.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pontederia cordata   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 039-02-001?:
Pontederia cordata   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pontederia lanceolata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2696

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: marshes, pond-shores, lake-shores, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
2-lipped 6-lobed funnelform corolla
6 stamens (3 long exserted & 3 short included)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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