Pontederia cordata var. cordata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPontederiaceae
Family (Traditional)Pontederiaceae
GenusPontederia
Species: Pontederia cordata
Infrapecies:Pontederia cordata L. var. cordata
Common NamePickerelweed; Pickerel Weed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Aquatic; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: floating; Leaf Arrangement: submerged; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Utricle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: spike; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 3; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6; Tepal Fusion: Yes; Tepal Number: 6
C value
StatusNative
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Pontederia cordata Pontederia cordata L.
Pontederia cordata var. albiflora Pontederia cordata var. albiflora
Pontederia cordata var. angustifolia Pontederia cordata var. angustifolia (Pursh) Torr.
Pontederia cordata var. cordata Pontederia cordata var. cordata
Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata (Nutt.) Griseb.
Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia (Muhl.) Morong
Pontederia lanceolata Pontederia lanceolata Nutt.
Unisema media Unisema media

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Calloway (KY), Elliott (KY), Greenup (KY), Hart (KY), Henderson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Warren (KY), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Lake (TN), Marion (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1973 - 1993

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100147949 Obion Tennessee 19 Jun 1973 Raymond Athey
EKY
Pontederia cordata
31234100147931 Tennessee 24 Jul 1993 Susan Wind
163
EKY
Pontederia cordata
31234100734340 Henderson Kentucky Caldwell
EKY
Pontederia cordata
BEREA008357 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Pontederia cordata
BEREA008358 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Pontederia cordata
31973000017361 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Pontederia cordata
MDKY00006708 Elliott Kentucky
MDKY
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061030 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061029 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061040 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061034 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061026 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061036 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061023 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061018 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
31234100147816 Henderson Kentucky Landon McKinney
EKY
Pontederia cordata
31234100147923 Cumberland Tennessee 01 Aug 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5463
EKY
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061031 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061024 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061021 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061025 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061041 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061027 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061037 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061033 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061097 Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0242189 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061028 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061032 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061022 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061020 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0242190 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061019 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061017 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061042 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061039 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
UCHT005063 Coffee Tennessee 04 Jul 1978 D. F. Houck
1459
UCHT
Pontederia cordata
APSC0100987 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0074237 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031732 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0113544 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0108194 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031725 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0091314 Lake Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031735 Cocke Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061035 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0061038 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
TENN-V-0174666 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Pontederia cordata
APSC0113545 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031730 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031734 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0069997 Greenup Kentucky 07 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031724 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0042454 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0100853 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0073862 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031726 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
HTTU012443 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia lanceolata
HTTU012438 Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
HTTU012439 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
HTTU019399 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
HTTU012440 Obion Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
HTTU012441 Kentucky
HTTU
Pontederia lanceolata
MTSU023990 Tennessee
MTSU
Pontederia cordata
UTM00277 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Pontederia cordata
UTM02679 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Pontederia cordata
UTM00278 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Pontederia cordata
SWMT00657 Tennessee John H. Davis
SWMT
Pontederia cordata
APSC0074234 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0108193 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
APSC0031736 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Pontederia cordata
HTTU012437 Lake Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
HTTU030246 Lake Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
HTTU030247 Lake Tennessee
HTTU
Pontederia cordata
MTSU023989 Tennessee
MTSU
Pontederia cordata
UTM00276 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Pontederia cordata
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Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Dwayne Estes
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Dwayne Estes
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Dwayne Estes
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Dwayne Estes
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Milo Pyne
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Milo Pyne
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Milo Pyne
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Milo Pyne
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Sunny Fleming
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Sunny Fleming
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Theo Witsell
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw
Pontederia cordata var. cordata - Joey Shaw