featherfoil


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Noun1.featherfoil - a plant of the genus Hottoniafeatherfoil - a plant of the genus Hottonia  
genus Hottonia, Hottonia - aquatic herbs
American featherfoil, Hottonia inflata, water gillyflower - a featherfoil of the eastern United States with submerged spongy inflated flower stalks and white flowers
Hottonia palustris, water violet - featherfoil of Europe and western Asia having submerged and floating leaves and violet flowers
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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Other rare species include creeping bur-head (Echinodorus cordifolius--SE), Amazon sprangletop (Leptochloa panicoides--SE), featherfoil (Hottonia inflata--ST), cylindric-fruited seedbox (Ludwigia glandulosa--ST), bloodleaf (Iresine rhizomatosa--SR), Pursh buttercup (Ranunculus pusillus--SE), Mississippi buttercup (Ranunculus laxicaulis Darby--SE), social sedge (Carex socialis--SR), short-bristle horned-rush (Rhynchospora corniculata--ST), southern rein orchid (Platanthera tiara (L.
Herbert) and featherfoil (Hottonia inflata Elliott).
The preserve has a boardwalk for visitor enjoyment of the high-quality swamp forest, the herb featherfoil, plus such sought-after birds as prothonotary warblers.