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

 

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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


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image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_poco14_007_lvd

        

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

JK Marlow    jkm080517_107

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Lvs mostly ovate to triangular-lanceolate, base generally cordate or truncate, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Arrowhead, Arum, Elephant's Ear and Pickerelweed

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

JK Marlow    jkm080517_181

May    Edgefield County    SC

Often in dense colonies, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

JK Marlow    jkm080517_185

May    Edgefield County    SC

Inflorescence a dense terminal spike-like panicle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

JK Marlow    s080517_a

May    Edgefield County    SC

Leaves basally sheathing, petiolate, and parallel curved-convergent veined, per Plant Systematics.

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

JK Marlow    jkm060808_019

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

JK Marlow    jkm090815_128

August    Greenville County    SC

Beaverpond & adjacent land

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_cordata_cordata

August        

image of Pontederia cordata var. cordata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_cordata_cordatab

August        

Flowers 2-lipped, each lip 3-lobed, the upper lip marked with yellow, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.