March 10, 2016
(Pontederia cordata) is an ornamental perennial that can grow in water up to 3 feet deep. Pickerel plant is made up of glossy, heart shaped leaves and a showy violet blue flower spike. The colorful flower stalk serves as a nectar source and home for many beneficial insects. Pickerel plant also offers exceptional habitat for both adult and juvenile fish. The robust leaves and rhizomes play a key role in shoreline stabilization and help buffer wave action.