The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Botany picture #56 1/2: Hottonia palustris
Hottonia palustris (Primulaceae), Germany, 2008. Called Wasserfeder in German and Featherfoil in English due to its feather-shaped leaves, this beautiful member of the primrose family is a water plant. While the roots and leaves are submerged, the large inflorescences are held stiffly erect above the water surface.