Photographer: Merel R. Black
Hydrophyllum virginianum L.
John's-cabbage, Shawnee-salad, Virginia waterleaf
Hydrophyllum: Greek hydro for "water" and phyllon, "leaf"
virginianum: of Virginia
|Status: ||Native - potentially invasive|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 6"-30" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white to lavender, 5-parted, 1/2" long, stamens and style much longer than the petals; inflorescence a branched, hairy cluster (cyme); blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||toothed, often white-spotted, main stem leaves oval to triangular in outline and deeply pinnately-divided with the base and tip segments often 2-3 lobed|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; woods, forests, openings|