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Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Michx.
Great Waterleaf, Appendaged Waterleaf
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
Synonym(s): Decemium appendiculatum
USDA Symbol: HYAP
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Lavender.
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MI , MN , MO , MS , NE , OH , PA , TN , WI , WV
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hydrophyllum appendiculatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hydrophyllum appendiculatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hydrophyllum appendiculatum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-05
Research By: TWC Staff