OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Hydrophyllum virginianum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 160-04-003:

Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Two new species from the southern Appalachians (Alexander, 1941)

Hydrophyllum virginianum

INCLUDED WITHIN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Hydrophyllum virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf


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image of Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyvi_001_lvd

        

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyvi_007_lvd

        

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum3

April    Moore County    NC

Principal cauline leaves pinnately divided, similar to the basal leaves, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum3b

April    Moore County    NC

Axillary peduncles longer than the petiole of the subtending leaf, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum4e

April    Moore County    NC

Cymes repeatedly branched; the five stamens conspicuous and long-protruding, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

image of Hydrophyllum virginianum, Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Waterfleaf

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_h_virginianum5e

April    Moore County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Hydrophyllum virginianum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 160-04-003:
Hydrophyllum virginianum   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Two new species from the southern Appalachians (Alexander, 1941)
Hydrophyllum virginianum

INCLUDED WITHIN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hydrophyllum virginicum

 

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Forb
Perennial

Habitat: cove forests, moist rocky forests, alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

Native to North Carolina

Uncommon

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LEAVES:
Prinicipal stem leaves pinnately divided (similar to basal leaves)
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to lavender to pale purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted campanulate calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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