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Pontederia cordata
(pickerel weed)

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Pontederia cordata (pickerel weed)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pickerel weed
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pontederia cordata L.

Preferred Common Name

  • pickerel weed

Other Scientific Names

  • Pontederia lanceolata Nutt.
  • Pontederia lanceolata Nutt.
  • Pontederia sagittata PRESL

International Common Names

  • English: Pickerelweed
  • Spanish: Pontederia de hoja acorazonada
  • French: Pontederia a feuilles en coeur
  • Portuguese: orelha-de-veado

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: murure
  • Germany: Hechtkraut

EPPO code

  • POFCO (Pontederia cordata)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Pontederiales
  •                         Family: Pontederiaceae
  •                             Genus: Pontederia
  •                                 Species: Pontederia cordata

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 12 May 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

KenyaPresentIntroducedNaturalizedNaturalized
MalawiPresentIntroducedNaturalizedNaturalized
South AfricaPresentIntroduced1945
UgandaPresentIntroducedNaturalizedNaturalized
ZambiaPresentIntroducedNaturalizedNaturalized
ZimbabwePresentIntroduced1975

Europe

BelgiumPresentIntroduced1902
CzechiaPresentIntroduced2004
FrancePresent
HungaryPresentIntroduced2005
IrelandPresentIntroduced1958
NetherlandsPresent
SpainPresent, Localized
United KingdomPresentIntroduced1949

North America

BelizePresent
CanadaPresent
-OntarioPresent
CubaPresent
HondurasPresent
MexicoPresent
United StatesPresent
-AlabamaPresent
-ArkansasPresent
-ConnecticutPresent
-DelawarePresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IndianaPresent
-IowaPresent
-KansasPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-MainePresent
-MarylandPresent
-MassachusettsPresent
-MichiganPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-MississippiPresent
-MissouriPresent
-NebraskaPresent
-New HampshirePresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-OhioPresent
-OklahomaPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-South CarolinaPresent
-South DakotaPresent
-TennesseePresent
-TexasPresent
-VermontPresent
-West VirginiaPresent
-WisconsinPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresentIntroduced1960
-New South WalesPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BoliviaPresent
BrazilPresent
-AlagoasPresent
-AmapaPresent
-AmazonasPresent
-BahiaPresent
-Distrito FederalPresent
-Espirito SantoPresent
-GoiasPresent
-Mato GrossoPresent
-Mato Grosso do SulPresent
-Minas GeraisPresent
-ParaPresent
-ParaibaPresent
-PernambucoPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
-Santa CatarinaPresent
-Sao PauloPresent
-SergipePresent
-TocantinsPresent
ColombiaPresent
ParaguayPresent
UruguayPresent
VenezuelaPresent

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