Hydrophyllum fendleri (A. Gray) A. Heller
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
USDA Symbol: HYFE
A fairly coarse plant with 1 stem bearing downward-projecting hairs, few large, pinnately divided leaves, and white or lavender, bell-shaped flowers in a loose branched cluster at top or on stalks growing from leaf axils.
This is a common, rather plain-looking woodland plant. Pacific Waterleaf (H. tenuipes), which grows west of the Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada from British Columbia south to northern California, has leaves barely longer than wide, divided into 5-9 segments. California Waterleaf (H. occidentale) has blunt points on the leaf segments, unlike the long tapered points of Fendler's Waterleaf, and only 2-4 teeth on each edge.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , CO , ID , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Cascade Range from British Columbia south to northern California; southeastern Washington south to northeastern Oregon and east to west-central Idaho; and southern Wyoming south to southern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.
Native Habitat: Moist places in brush and open areas from low to high elevations.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hydrophyllum fendleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hydrophyllum fendleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hydrophyllum fendleri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff