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Hydrophyllum macrophyllum (Largeleaf waterleaf)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Hydrophyllum macrophyllum

Hydrophyllum macrophyllum Nutt.

Largeleaf Waterleaf, Large-leaved Waterleaf

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

One of several species in this genus with tubular flowers and protruding stamens, Large-leaved Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum macrophyllum), a southern and midwestern species, is rough and hairy.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MS , NC , OH , PA , TN , VA , WV

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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