Pickerelweed(Pontederia cordata) Pollinators like bees and butterflies dine on the nectar from pickerelweed flowers. Dragonflies and damselflies rest and lay eggs on the leaves. Submerged portions provide habitat for invertebrates. Ducks eat the seeds, and deer eat the leaves.
Did You Know?
Pickerelweed can help stabilize the banks of natural water bodies and retention ponds. And although individual flowers only last a day, pickerelweed blooms repeatedly from spring through fall. To find out more about this aquatic plant, visit UF IFAS Gardening Solutions.