What flower is that?

Pickerelweed
Photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood 2011

This common plant grows in marshes, ponds and streams. The flowers have two lips and are blue in color.  The shallow-lobed upper lip is spotted with yellow.  The leaves grow on long petioles and are heart-shaped at the base.  It is two to three feet tall and blooms from July to September.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Pontederia cordata
Common Name:
  Pickerelweed
Family:
  Pontederiaceae (Pickerel-weed Family)
Habitat:
  Marshes, ponds and streams

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