Pontederia cordata

Florida’s Pontederia cordata also known as Pickerelweed (another elegant name for a native, eh?) is a common wetland wildflower that blooms heavily in the late spring and early summer here in our parts. Pollinators love it, it makes a good cut flower and it’s edible.

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Thoughts: On Beauty, Pollinators and Wildflowers

Wildflower garden. Photo credit: Fran Palmeri This morning I was listening to Krista Tippett interview the poet and philosopher John O’Donohue, on her show called On Being. Tippett begins the podcast by defining what she thinks beauty is as inspired by O’Donohue, “I’ve taken his definition as my own, for naming beauty in all its … More Thoughts: On Beauty, Pollinators and Wildflowers