Hairy Water Primrose is an upright perennial with densely
hairy stems and leaf underside. Preferred habitat is edges
of ponds and lakes, ditches and rich moist woods.
Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem, elliptic (widest at the
middle) to egg-shaped, short leaf stalks, no teeth or a few may
be scattered along the tip portion, no lobes. Leaf base is wedge-shaped.
Upper surface is smooth but downy beneath.
Flowers appear in the leaf axil as a solitary inflorescens;
bisexual; symmetrical in form; 5-7 sepals and an equal number
of petals; yellow; 10-12 stamens. Flowers occur in late summer
and early autumn.
Fruit is a capsule.