Glossy Ibis at Wakodahatchee Wetlands showing off its amazing irridescent plumage in the afternoon sun! Pickerel weed colors the foreground. Pickerelweed is a very common emersed plant that is found in Florida wetland environments. It is a prolific aquatic plant that can cover large areas and blooms from spring to summer. The leaves are lance-shaped and rather large being up to five inches wide ten inches long. The easiest way to recognize pickerelweed is by its spike of violet-blue flowers. Pickerel weed is one of the aquatic plants originally planted at the wetlands when Wakodahatchee was being transformed from a group of percolation ponds to man-made filtering marsh for natural filtration of treated water.
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