Hydrophyllum occidentale (S. Watson) A. Gray
Squaw-lettuce, Waterleaf, Western waterleaf
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
Synonym(s): Hydrophyllum occidentale var. watsonii
USDA Symbol: HYOC
This perennials best feature is the attractive foliage which is coarsely pinnately divided with interesting outlines. The leaves are fuzzy and have pale green spots at the base of the division. Clusters of bell-shaped, lavender flowers are held above the leaves on an erect, 15-20 in. stem.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , ID , NV , OR , UT
Native Distribution: Mts. of c. & n. CA, to OR, w. ID, UT & AZ
Native Habitat: Shaded slopes; 2500-8000 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist to mesic soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Division is the most practical method of increase.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hydrophyllum occidentale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hydrophyllum occidentale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hydrophyllum occidentale
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff