This is a beautiful plant when in flower, and it attracts numerous insects, especially butterflies, seeking pollen and nectar. It grows in shallow quiet water along edges of sluggish streams or in margins of bogs, marshes, swamps or lakes.
The genus name commemorates a botany professor at Padua, Guilio Pontedera (1688-1757)
It's spring in Texas, so there are beautiful wildflowers everywhere. This image was taken last year when I took a class from lensbaby guru Kathleen Clemons.
I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I'm on the mend