Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2696

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Common in GA, uncommon in NC-SC

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. lancifolia   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 lanceolata

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Pickerelweed


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image of Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm0308a_20

August    Williamsburg County    SC

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


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