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  Hydrophyllum virginianum L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Hydrophyllaceae
Hydrophyllum virginianum L.
John's-cabbage, Shawnee-salad, Virginia waterleaf
Hydrophyllum: Greek hydro for "water" and phyllon, "leaf"
virginianum: of Virginia
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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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Hydrophyllum virginianum L. var. atranthum (Alexander) Constance
Hydrophyllum virginianum L. var. virginianum

         
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