Pickerelweed is an aquatic plant that can grow up to four feet tall. It is characterized by a long green stem that is mostly submerged in water and clusters of violet-blue flowers that grow towards the top of the plant.
Here are some facts about Pickerelweed:
Pickerelweed depends on bees and other insects for its pollination.
As soon as a flower has been pollinated, the flowers die and fruit grows in its place.
The fruit of Pickerelweed is small and each piece of fruit only contains one seed.
The seeds are a good source of food for muskrats and ducks.
The large heart-shaped leaves and tall stems provide a good shelter for birds, small swimming mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects.