Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4350

Submersed aquatic w flowers & fruits above the surface (rooted); Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in slow-moving or stagnant waters of swamps, millponds, beaverponds, sag ponds, oxbows, rivers, probably dispersed by waterfowl, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple: pectinate
Alternate, opposite, or whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Hottonia inflata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hottonia inflata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-06-001:
Hottonia inflata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hottonia inflata

 

COMMON NAME:
Featherfoil, Water-violet


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image of Hottonia inflata, Featherfoil, Water-violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hoin_001_lvd

        

Photos or drawings help to show what this species truly looks like...

image of Hottonia inflata, Featherfoil, Water-violet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hoin_004_lvd

        

...as words cannot fully describe it! , per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Hottonia inflata, Featherfoil, Water-violet

Eric Ungberg    ung_20200610_150648

June    Granville County    NC

image of Hottonia inflata, Featherfoil, Water-violet

Eric Ungberg    ung_20200610_151440

June    Granville County    NC

Flowering "stalks" erect, fleshy, bases curved, nodes w tiny white flowers, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Hottonia inflata, Featherfoil, Water-violet

Eric Ungberg    ung_20200610_151453

June    Granville County    NC