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Hottonia palustris - L.
                 
Common Name Water Violet
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Ponds and ditches[17].
Range North and central Europe, including Britain, south to northern Italy, east to Siberia.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Water Plants Full sun

Summary

Hottonia palustris Water Violet


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Hottonia palustris Water Violet
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Physical Characteristics
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Hottonia palustris is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects, cleistogamous.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It can grow in water.

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Habitats
 Pond;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Bach.

The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Pride' and 'Aloofness'[209].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
A vigorous water plant, either rooting in the mud a few centimetres below water level, or floating in the water[200]. Plants overwinter by means of winter resting buds which sink to the bottom of the pond until the following spring[200]. Plants are useful oxygenators of the water[200]. The flowers have a delicate mossy scent rather like the primrose or the fading perfume of the violet[245].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in pots of soil standing in water and only just cover the seed[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division or cuttings in the spring. Just throw them into the water or place them into the submerged marginal mud[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
J Thomas Sun Sep 23 2007
water violet has just about saved my marriage...I have observed a gradual, but definite change in my wife's demeanor after 4-5 weeks of this wonderful product has been included in her bottled drinking water.
Elizabeth H.
asmaa younas Sat Jan 17 2009
I am seriously sruggling with my work so my friend sugested this web page but it has been no help. please could you add some information about food chains or food webs, and go into further detail about the habitat of the plant-hottonia palustris.
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