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.

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