Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Prinicipal cauline leaves pinnately divided (similar to basal lvs)
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-04-003:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

LESS THAN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hydrophyllum virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf