Pontederia cordata, Pickerel weed,
עשב פיקרל

Scientific name:  Pontederia cordata L.
Common name:  Pickerel weed
Hebrew name:  עשב פיקרל
Family:  Pontederiaceae, פונטדריים

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Life form:   Helophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, saggitate (arrow)
Flowers:  Purple-blue
Flowering Period:  Summer
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Chorotype:  Tropical
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Pontederia cordata, Pickerel weed, עשב פיקרל


Derivation of the botanical name:
Pontederia, named for G. Pontedera (1688-1757), Professor of Botany at Padua, Italy.
cordata, i.e. with two equal rounded lobes at base, literally "of good heart".
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Location: Martha's exotic Backyard


Pontederia cordata, Pickerel weed, עשב פיקרל
Location: Martha's exotic Backyard


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Location: Martha's exotic Backyard