Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1137

Emergent aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Look for it in marshes, pond-shores, lake-shores, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pontederia cordata   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 039-02-001:
Pontederia cordata   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Pickerelweed, Wampee