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Hottonia inflata Elliott. Featherfoil, Water-violet. Phen: Apr-Jul; May-Aug. Hab: 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. Dist: ME south to GA, west to TX, inland up the Mississippi Embayment to IL, and at other scattered locations inland (as w. WV, and especially around the Great Lakes). Townsend (1995) documented its first SC record.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: The species shows large population fluctuations, and may be essentially ephemeral at many locations.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA8, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WV

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷

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