Hydrophyllum canadense L. - Canada Waterleaf


 

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Hydrophyllum canadense - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Habitat

Rich, mesic woods.

Associates

 

Distribution

VT and MA, south to GA, west to WI, IA, MO.

Morphology

Rhizomatous perennial. Stems glabrous. Leaves alternate, mostly palmately lobed. Inflorescence a coiled cyme; flowers white to pink, petals 5; calyx lobes glabrous or sparsely hairy; stamens exserted.

Notes

Flowers in June

Wetland indicator: Facultative Upland

Leaves larger and lacking the mottled appearance of H. virginianum. Other differences include the palmately lobed leaves and glabrous inflorescence.

Bibliography

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

USDA, NRCS. 2002.
The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 


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