The Pontaderia cordata in the pond is in full bloom at the moment and looking gorgeous at the foot of the waterfall.  For some reason it’s common name is pickerell weed, but I prefer Pontaderia.

Interesting factoid:  “The flowers of the species are tristylous, meaning the styles of individual plants occur in three different morphs, with most populations containing all three”.


Pontaderia plants took over the pond this summer, with roots bursting out of heir planting baskets. There will be serious culling next spring.