Hydrophyllum virginianum

Hydrophyllum virginianum


Virginia Waterleaf Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun to Shade
Height: 1-2 feet
Color: Lavender
Bloom: May – June

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Virginia Waterleaf is a shade-loving ground cover that is excellent for wooded shoreline restoration  projects and woodland gardens. The foliage is deeply lobed and often are often splotchy/variable in color (“water marks”). These marks generally disappear by mid-late season.

Native Range: Native to the Midwest and Northeast U.S.

Pollinators: Bees, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)

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.

Food Uses: Young leaves can be boiled and served with vinegar if collected before the flowers appear. Consume at your own risk.

Other Names: Eastern Waterleaf

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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