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WATER-VIOLET Hottonia palustris (Primulaceae) Aquatic<br />
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.
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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.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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