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Virginia Waterleaf


Family:  Boraginaceae, forget-me-not family
Genus species:  Hydrophyllum virginianum

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 are produced in clusters at end of stalks. Petals are usually pale purple. Stamens are conspicuous, extend out from flower. Anthers are brownish. Produces flowers in mid-spring, April and May.

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Hydrophyllum is from the Greek for "water leaf."