Hydrophyllum virginianum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Hydrophyllum virginianum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems 3–8 dm, the upper part, pedicels, and sep with appressed or ascending hairs rarely to 0.5 mm; cauline lvs broadly ovate or broadly triangular in outline, 1–2 dm and usually somewhat wider, pinnately divided almost to the midvein, the segments usually 5(7–9), the terminal one and the basal pair often 2–3-lobed, all with sharply acute or acuminate apex and similar, strongly ascending teeth; infls dense at anthesis; sep sparsely hirsute-ciliate; cor 7–10 mm; stamens and style long- exsert; 2n=18. Moist or wet woods, or open wet places; Que. to N.D., s. to N.C., Ala., and ne. Okla. May, June. The widespread var. virginianum has white to lavender or pale purple fls. Var. atranthum (Alexander) Constance, of the s. Appalachians from Va. and W.Va. to N.C., has deep violet fls and often has 7–9 lfls.

  • Common Names

    eastern waterleaf