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Pontederia cordata L.
Pickerelweed

Pontederia cordata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Pontederiaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States, the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Doubtfully Native

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported as doubtfully occuring in the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated and perhaps becoming established in artificial freshwater bodies.

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Pontederia cordata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland


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Pontederia cordata
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Pontederia cordata
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Pontederia cordata
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