PIckerel plants were plentiful in the Nature Wildlife Center's trail in Mandeville, LA last weekend. It's another shoreline plant that loves to have its feet in a few inches of water. Not only is is pretty during it's spring blooming season, but fish love to hide in it and bees and other beneficial bugs love its nectar. Spreading by rhizomes, it stabilizes shorelines.
If you don't keep it contained in a pot in your pond, it can be invasive as most aquatic plants are.
It is a soft plant, so when you are potting it up or putting the pot in your pond, be careful not to break the leaves. The soft blue flowers will put on a show for you in the spring.
I also feature pond plants in my pond how-to new book available here:
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Thanks for dropping by for a visit this morning