Archive for the Family Pontederiacea Category

Water Hyacinth

Posted in Family Pontederiacea with tags , , on October 5, 2010 by Richard Temple

This beautiful flower is a bit misleading in that it belongs to an invasive species called the Water Hyacinth.  The water Hyacinth is a tough species in that it can not be controlled and can end up looking like below.

Eichhornia crassipes, Sherburne South Farm Complex, Iberville Parish, LA, October 5, 2010

pickerelweed

Posted in Family Pontederiacea on September 29, 2010 by Richard Temple

Pontederia cordata, Big Branch Marsh NWR, St. Tammany Parish, LA, September 19, 2010

This plant is a common wetland species throughout Louisiana.  Notice the heart shaped leaves and erect blue flowers.