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Virginia waterleaf


Classification:

Family:  Hydrophyllaceae, waterleaf family
Genus, species:  Hydrophyllum virginianum

Leaves:
Leaves are pinnately compound. Leaf edges are coarsely toothed. During early spring, upper surface of leaves has small patches of white, looks like someone spilled water on them.

Flowers:
Flowers are produced in clusters at end of stalks. Petals are usually pale purple. Stamens are conspicuous, extend out from flower. Anthers are brownish.

More Information:

Hydrophyllum is from the Greek for "water leaf."  

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