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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Hottonia inflata   FAMILY Primulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, 1938)
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

 

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, 1938)
Hottonia inflata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4350

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Slow-moving or stagnant waters of swamps, millponds, beaverponds, sag ponds, oxbows, rivers, probably dispersed by waterfowl, primarily in the Coastal Plain, very rarely in the Piedmont and Mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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