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