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Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
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Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Height: 1 to 2.5 ft.
Blooms: May to August
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Fused petals, 5 parts
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
More photos of this flower
- Appendaged Waterleaf
Flowers of appendaged waterleaf open wide, while the Virginia variety stay more closed. Appendated WL has a broad, maple-like leave, while Virginia WL leaves are very deeply lobed, almost divided.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.