What is Pontederia cordata
Pontederia cordata or common name Pickerel weed (scientific name: Pontederia cordata) is native to North America and is a cold-resistant perennial of the family Pontederiaceae. In Japanese name, it is called Nagaba Mizu-aoi . By the way, Japanese Mizu-aoi is one year grass. It increases in rhizomes with aquatic plants growing in ponds and shallows. From summer to autumn, a spiked inflorescences of 10 to 15 cm from the front of the flower stalk are extended, and a large number of flower blooms of 2 purple flowers with flower diameter of 2 cm are bloomed. A piece of petal has a yellow-green spot, which serves as a marker for a bee flying to pollinate. Because the flowers are flowers all day, they will wither in the evening. The genus "Pontederia" is a contribution to Italian botanists, species name "cordata" is derived from "heart-shaped" leaf shape. Flower language is "pity."
Common name: Pontederia cordata, Scientific name: Pontederia cordata, aka: Pickerel weed, Pontederia, Nagaba Mizu-aoi, Place of origin: North America, Environment: swamp, marshland, life type: hardy aquatic perennial plant, plant height: 60 to 100 cm, leaf shape: elongated heart shape, bilaterally symmetrical flower, bisexual flower, inflorescence type: spiked inflorescence, number of flower pieces: 6 Flower color: Blue purple, inflorescences length: 10 to 15 cm, flower size: 2 cm, flowering period: June to October, ovary: superior, fruit type: fruit type, fruit type, use: waterside Plants, potted plants, cut flowers.