132186 WATER-VIOLET Hottonia palustris (Primulaceae) Aquatic
Attractive and rather delicate perennial of still or slow-flowing waters. FLOWERS are 20-25mm across, 5-lobed and pale lilac with a yellow central ‘eye’; borne in spikes on tall, hairless stems rising clear of the water (May-Jun). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are feathery and divided into narrow lobes; seen both floating and submerged. STATUS-Very locally common in S and E England but scarce or absent elsewhere.