OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hydrophyllum virginianum +   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 160-04-003:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrophyllum virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf


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image of Hydrophyllum virginianum +, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyvi_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum +, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyvi_007_lvd

        

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum +, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum3

April    Moore County    NC

Principal cauline leaves pinnately divided, similar to the basal leaves, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum +, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum3b

April    Moore County    NC

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

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum +, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum4e

April    Moore County    NC

Cymes repeatedly branched; the five stamens conspicuous and long-protruding, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum +, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum5e

April    Moore County    NC

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 160-04-003:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrophyllum virginicum

 

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714

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common or uncommon, depending on province and variety

Look for it in cove forests, moist rocky forests, alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Prinicipal stem leaves pinnately divided (similar to basal leaves)
Alternate & basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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