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Broadleaf Waterleaf


Scientific Name     

Hydrophyllum canadense   L.

Family Name

Hydrophyllaceae  (Waterleaf family) 

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flower

flower

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habitat

leaf

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist, wet woods or open wet places

Plant Height:  

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

Flower Color:  

white to lavender

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:  

similar to shape of maple leaves 

Bloom Time:  

May-June 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

also called Maple-leaved Waterleaf; flowers of H. canadense, H. virginianum and H. macrophyllum similar, note leaf structure difference