Connecticut Plants

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
Hottonia inflata Ell.
Hottonia inflata Ell.
Hottonia inflata Ell.