Photographer: Robert H. Read
Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Michx.
Hydrophyllum: Greek hydro for "water" and phyllon, "leaf"
appendiculatum: with small appendages
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, biennial, 1'-4' tall forb; taprooted|
|Flower: ||lavender to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, lobes almost the same length as the tube; inflorescence a branched, very hairy cluster (cyme) held above the upper leaves; blooms May-July|
|Leaf:||main stem leaves roundish in outline with 5-7 shallow, palmately-divided lobes|
|Habitat: ||moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil|