Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Hydrophyllum tenuipes (Pacific Waterleaf, Slender Waterleaf)

 

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Asteridae

Order

 Solanales

Family

 Hydrophyllaceae Waterleaf family

Genus

 Hydrophyllum L. waterleaf

Species

 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.

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