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Hydrophyllum virginianum

Eastern Waterleaf, Virginia Waterleaf, Appalachian Waterleaf

Scientific Name:

Hydrophyllum virginianum

Genus:

Hydrophyllum

Species Epithet:

virginianum

Common Name:

Eastern Waterleaf, Virginia Waterleaf, Appalachian Waterleaf

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Plant Family

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. atranthum (Appalachian Waterleaf): Cove forests and other moist rocky forests [NC mountains only, common]; H. virginianum var. virginianum (Eastern Waterleaf): Cove forests, moist rocky forests, alluvial forests [NC Piedmont only, uncommon] (Weakley 2015).

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Plant

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Leaf

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Blooms & Buds

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Blooms Close up

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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