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Featherfoil
Hottonia inflata

Featherfoil is an aquatic plant, with submerged, feathery leaves and an inflated flower stalk that rises above the water. It is rare in Connecticut; the state classifies it as a species of special concern.

• Family: Primrose (Primulaceae)
• Habitat: shallow water in ponds and slow streams
• Height: 2-6 inches above the surface of the water
• Flower size: 1/8 inch across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: May to August
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.