Hydrophyllum canadense
(Blunt-leaf Waterleaf)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Blunt-leaf Waterleaf, Broad-leaved Waterleaf, Canada Waterleaf
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Hydrophyllum canadense, or Blunt-leaf Waterleaf, is native to most of the eastern United States. It grows in open woods, as well as woodland edges. It blooms in mid to late spring and early summer.

This species begins, like others in the genus, with "waterleaf", that is, marks on the leaves that look like waterspots. However, as the season progresses, new leaves which lack the spots come out. The leaves in this species tend to resemble maple leaves. In addition, the flowers are typically larger than most other species, and they are white, rather than purple or light purple.

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