Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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 stem leaves palmately lobed, maple-like (unlike pinnately divided basal leaves)
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, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf


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image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

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

        

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

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.

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm0504m_01

April    Polk County    NC

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm060429_022

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm090404_019

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm150423_583

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm160423_461

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm160423_462

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm180414_313

April    Polk County    NC

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3713

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm200422_4065

April    Greenville County    SC

Axillary peduncles shorter than the petiole of the subtending leaf, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm200422_4069

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

Terry Gentry    tmg_dscf0032_7

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

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.

image of Hydrophyllum canadense, Mapleleaf Waterleaf, Broadleaf Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf, Bluntleaf Waterleaf

JK Marlow    jkm190913_1405

September    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park