Hottonia inflata featherfoil Primulaceae HOIN; R, t;


Hottonia Nickrent

Hottonia Nickrent (Accessed 4/2014).

Hottonia inflata is a winter annual aquatic herb to 50 cm long, usually submersed, growing in Autumn and winter, blooming in spring, stems hollow, swollen. 

Leaves to 6 cm long, deeply pinnately divided, segments linear, all densely clustered at top of stem. 

Flowers white, tubular, sepals 5, to 1 cm long, petal tube to 0.5 cm; inflorescence of clusters at nodes of upper stem; blooms April-June. 

Fruit a rounded capsule. 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent, rare (G4, NYS S1S2, T). 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Quiet, clean water, swamps.