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Hydrophyllum canadense (Broad-leaved waterleaf)
Cressler, Alan

Hydrophyllum canadense

Hydrophyllum canadense L.

Broad-leaved Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf, Blunt-leaved Waterleaf, Maple-leaf Waterleaf, Maple-leaved Waterleaf, Canadian Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Fool's Seal

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)


USDA Symbol: HYCA3

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

Broad-leaved Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum canadense) has flower stalks shorter than its maple-like leaves and occurs from western New England to northern Alabama and Missouri.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , GA , IA , IN , KY , MA , MI , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON , QC

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-14
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