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Pontederia cordata S.jpg  Pontederia cordata2.jpg  Pontederia cordata 02 ies.jpg

 

NAME: Pickerelweed

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Pontederia Cordata / Pontederiaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun, marsh & ponds
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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RAW/COOK

Summer/Fall

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

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nutty

RAW/COOK

Summer/Fall

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:

 

COMMENT: Leaves;  Seed - raw, cooked like rice or dried and ground into a powder. A very acceptable nutty flavour and texture when raw, they are said to be excellent if the seed is lightly roasted in an oven. Young leafstalks can be added to salads, cooked like spinach or added to soups.(1)

 

CAUTION: Avoid polluted waters and cook water plants to kill any bacteria or other water-born parasites.

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Nuts high in starch.(3) Contraceptive. An infusion of the plant has been used as a contraceptive.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Arrowhead & Arrow Arum

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Pontederia+cordata
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontederia_cordata
  3. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2007/11/pickerelweed.html (good photos)
  4. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/pickerelweed.aspx (good photos)