Pontederia cordata

Pontederia cordata

  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Flower name
    Pontederia cordata
  • Scientific name
    Pontederia cordata
  • Aliasアメリカ水葵, Pontederia cordata, Pickerel weed, ナガバミズアオイ, 長葉水葵, ポンテデリア
  • Place of origin North America
  • Place of floweringWetlands, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October
  • Language of flowersSympathy

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.


  • Order
    Commelinales
  • Family
    Pontederiaceae
  • Genus
    Pontederia
  • Species
    P. cordata
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-resistant perennial plants
  • Flower colors Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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