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Hydrophyllum appendiculatum (Great waterleaf)
Smith, R.W.

Hydrophyllum appendiculatum

Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Michx.

Great Waterleaf, Appendaged Waterleaf

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s): Decemium appendiculatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Appendaged Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum appendiculatum) has showier lavender flowers than, and leaves that are lobed but not as deeply cut as, those of Virginia Waterleaf (H. virginianum). Its range is from Ontario and Minnesota south to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Missouri, and eastern Kansas.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Lavender.


USA: AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MI , MN , MO , MS , NE , OH , PA , TN , WI , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hydrophyllum appendiculatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hydrophyllum appendiculatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hydrophyllum appendiculatum


Record Modified: 2023-04-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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