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Mapleleaf Waterleaf Hydrophyllum canadense

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
hy-droh-FIL-um ka-na-DEN-see
Description

Canada Waterleaf is a perennial found in moist high organic matter forests and rocky stream banks.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#stream banks#food source#groundcover#forests#woodland#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#FACU Piedmont Mountains
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#stream banks#food source#groundcover#forests#woodland#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#FACU Piedmont Mountains
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrophyllum
    Species:
    canadense
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Young leaves have a mottled pattern.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators