Hydrophyllum tenuipes (Pacific Waterleaf) CN


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Erect stem with large leaves. Stem with reflexed bristles. Leaves with soft hairs on 2–12 in. petioles, blades oval to round, 3–8 in. wide, divided pinnately to odd number of deeply cut, toothed lobes with sharp points. Flower stalk from upper leaves with numerous flowers in compact clusters. Flowers consist of cream, greenish, lavender, or blue bells, stamens and pistils extending well beyond petals. Sepals bristly along edges. Flower clusters become very lax in seed. Grows on rich soils in moist shaded sites along streams, in woods, at low to mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring-Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--30 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes

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