Virginia Waterleaf

Hydrophyllum virginianum

Family Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae)
Bloom Late spring
Habitat Deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 6-12″
Flower Flowers form a round cluster of small white – light blue bell-shaped flowers on stalks extending above the leaves. Each flower has 5 petals and 5 stamen protruding out of the flower. The flowers are about 1/4″ to 1/2″ wide.
Leaf Leaves are large (5-6″ long) with 5-7 sharply toothed lobes per leaf. Leaves are sometimes covered in white “water spots”.
Notes Plants often grow in large mats reproducing by underground roots.


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