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Common Waterleaf


Scientific Name     

Hydrophyllum macrophyllum  Nutt.

Family Name

Hydrophyllaceae  (Waterleaf family)

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habitat

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist, wet woods or open wet places 

Plant Height:  

30-80 cm tall, erect stem; well developed rhizome

Flower Color:  

yellow to lilac

Flower:  

perfect;  complete; deeply 5-lobed petals; 5 long sepals, tapering to point with long hairs; 5 stamens adnate at base of corolla tube; stamens and style long; ovary superior

Inflorescence:  

compact cymes lacking well developed main axis; dense at anthesis 

Fruit:  

2-valved capsule

Leaves:  

alternate; petiolate; pinnately compound; larger than H. virginianum, not as deeply divided; rough hairy 

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

see also H. virginianum