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Hydrolea corymbosa (Skyflower)
Cressler, Alan

Hydrolea corymbosa

Hydrolea corymbosa J. Macbr. ex Elliott

Skyflower, Tall Hydrolea

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s): Nama corymbosa

USDA Symbol: HYCO7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Tall Hydrolea is a member of the waterleaf family (family Hydrophyllaceae). Waterleafs are usually herbs, rarely shrubs, often bristly or glandular, with flowers often arranged along one side of the branches or at the tip of the stem in coils like fiddlenecks.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
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 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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