Pontederia cordata is a species of perennial herb in the family Pontederiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Pernambuco, Eastern North America, Minas Gerais, Pampa, Caatinga, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal, Tocantins, Mata AtlâNtica, Rio Grande Do Sul, GoiáS, Pantanal, Rio De Janeiro, Amapá, Pará, North America, AmazôNia, Canada, Sergipe, ParaíBa, Alagoas, Espirito Santo, Cerrado, Bahia, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Paraná, SãO Paulo, The Contiguous United States, and Santa Catarina. They have simple, broad leaves and blue flowers. Flowers are visited by Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Megachile xylocopoides, Vanessa virginiensis, and Thorybes confusis. Individuals can grow to 3.2 feet.
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