Hydrophyllum virginianum

Hydrophyllum virginianum


Virginia Waterleaf Category:


Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part to Shade
Height: 1′-2′
Color: Lavender
Bloom: May-June
Flowers: The 1/4″ – 1/2″ bell-shaped flowers have 5 sepals and 5 united petals, and 5 stamens. They grow in a spherical cluster of flowers that rises above the leaves.
Leaves: The divided leaves are 2″-5″ long with 5-7 lance-shaped or ovate, toothed leaflets.

Suggested Uses:

This is a very shade loving ground cover and is an excellent plant for wooded shoreline restoration  projects or in woodland gardens. The foliage is deeply lobed and  “water-marked” giving it added interest!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses:
Food Uses: Young leaves can be boiled and served with vinegar if collected before the flowers appear.
Other Uses:
More Information:
Name: The leaves often have what appear to be water spots, giving it the name “waterleaf.”  Also called Eastern Waterleaf and Shawnee-salad!
Other Names:

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs




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