This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.

Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline

This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.

plant marsh wetland native bog swamp Maryland

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-07-15
AlbumFlora > Marsh/Wetlands
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Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)