Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in cove forests, rocky streambanks, other moist & nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Prinicipal cauline leaves palmately lobed (unlike pinnately divided basal lvs)
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted campanulate calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hydrophyllum canadense   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrophyllum canadense   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-04-001:
Hydrophyllum canadense   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hydrophyllum canadense

 

COMMON NAME:
Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broad-leaved Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyca3_001_lvd

        

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Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_canadense1

April    Walker County    GA

Principal stem leaves palmately lobed, maple-like; basal lvs pinnately divided, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504m_01

April    Polk County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_022

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_019

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm150423_583

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm160423_461

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm160423_462

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm180414_313

April    Polk County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm160628_112

June    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Calyx lobes to 7mm long, margin bristly-hairy, lacking appendages in sinuses, per www.missouriplants.com.