Maple and titi trees had fully leafed out, while pockets without current created ideal conditions for marsh grasses and pickerel weeds
. Bright yellow prothonotary warblers and other songbirds sang their hearts out, the avian music echoing across the river as long-nosed and alligator gar slurped air from the surface before diving into the depths once more.
A perfect water-plant, with clear blue colour and elegant form, is the pickerel weed
Some native plants that love to have wet feet are buttonbush, pickerel weed
, blue flag iris, lizard's tail, jewelweed, mist flower, Joe Pye weed, turtlehead, pitcher plant, and swamp rose mallow.
However,if you are going to plant flowering water plants and marginals such as cardinal lobelia or pickerel weed
(Pontederiacordata), with its spikes of blue flowers in summer, the container will need some sun during the day.
The leaves of plants such as arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia, flowering rush Butomus umbellatus, and pickerel weed
Pontederia cordata grow near the surface of the water and their flowers extend above it.
Pontederia cordata, or pickerel weed
, will grow in water up to 9ins deep.
plant in the waterhyacinth family that we don't want to hurt." That plant, pickerel weed
, is used by many small aquatic animals.
alternifolius), and pickerel weed
(Pontederia cordata) may tip over in the wind if planted in containers that are too small.
During the summer, the apple snail's small pink eggs can be seen in clusters clinging to bulrush, maiden cane, pickerel weed
, duck weed and aquatic grasses.
Cimbaro recommends bulrush, spike rush, pickerel weed