Monday, July 02, 2007
Pickerel Weed (Pontederia cordata)
I think I like the other common name for this plant better, Pickerel Rush. There seems to be another plant that goes by Pickerel Weed called Monochoria vaginalis. That is the problem with referring to plants by their common names. This flower was blooming on the side of the pond I took the water lily pictures on Saturday. I did find a website that said the young leaves are edible, as are the seeds. I don’t think I would try eating it.
This is a close up of Nymphaea odorata water lily.
It has been sounding like a war zone around my house the last couple of nights with all the fireworks going off. It has been scaring the heck out of my Border Collie and believe me she doesn’t need to be anymore neurotic than she already is during the rest of the year. The Siberian Husky on the other hand doesn’t seem to be bothered. I am going to plant my 50 1-gallon Pachysandra plants today. I might need a few other plants to fill in but then that garden is finished.