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Hydrophyllum appendiculatum

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Common Name: Waterleaf, Great Waterleaf

A little spring sun with summer shade, medium moisture level, rich loam soil with abundant organic matter, slightly acid to neutral pH.  1-2 ½ feet height, blooms in spring, purple flowers, spreads by rhizomes and by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  E or L

Native Region: Concentrated in Middle Tennessee and very lightly in East and West Tennessee

Biennial.  Attractive flowers.  Attracts bees.

Waterleaf, Great Waterleaf - Hydrophyllum appendiculatum 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/