Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Hydrophyllum tenuipes (Pacific Waterleaf, Slender Waterleaf)



 Plantae Plants


 Tracheobionta Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants


 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons






 Hydrophyllaceae Waterleaf family


 Hydrophyllum L. waterleaf


 Hydrophyllum tenuipes A. Heller Pacific waterleaf

This woodland plant has tall 1-2 stems and noticeable large palmate leaves.

The flower clusters contain many small greenish white blooms with an occasional touch of lavender. The stamens are very pronounced and stand well above the blossoms, in typical waterleaf fashion.

This is a coastal woodland plant that is found most frequently in moister areas.

Pacific Waterleaf is found west of the Cascade Mountains from British Columbia to northern California, USDA zones 8-9.

This is a known food for grazing wildlife.

Photo above left courtesy of Brent Miller under provision of license @ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en
Photos We Share!

It is our pleasure to share the photographs in this section with you under the Creative Commons License (see link below for details). We retain ownership of the photos but you may use them freely as long as you credit our website for them.


Creative Commons License
These photos by http://www.nwplants.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Contact:  star@chillirose.com ~ Copyright 2012 Wallace W. Hansen ~ All rights reserved