Pickerel Weed – Indian Brook

Daily Image - 18 August 2011 - Pickerel Weed - Indian Brook

Pickerel Weed, or Pontederia is a genus of tristylous aquatic plants. It is endemic to the Americas, distributed from Canada to Argentina, where it is found in shallow water or on mud. These plants are efficient biological filters of polluted water in constructed wetlands. This plant grows in a mill pond on Indian Brook, Clare, Digby County, just below Cornings Lake.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 120mm – ISO 200 – f22 – 1/8.

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Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Pickerel Weed – Indian Brook

  1. This is a hardy plant. I’ve seen it flowering in central Texas this week, where the afternoon temperature has been close to 40°C many days, yet the same species can survive the cold of Canada.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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