Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Hydrophyllum virginianum

Just up the hill from a large patch of Appendaged Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum appendiculatum) in Beechview, we found two plants of Virginia Waterleaf (H. virginianum). Although old Pa Pitt has visited that patch of Appendaged Waterleaf annually for years, he has never seen Virginia Waterleaf there before, though he has run into it elsewhere more than once. It is an odd coincidence. Below, we see the divided leaves that distinguish H. virginianum from its relatives in these parts.


For a fuller description, see the Hydrophyllum virginianum reference page.

Cluster of flowers
The same cluster
Whole plant

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