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Broad-leaved Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum canadense

Broad-leaved Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum canadense) Other common names: Canada Waterleaf

French names: Hydrophylle du Canada

Family: Borage Family (Boraginaceae), (Waterleaf Family (Hydrophyllaceae))

Group: Waterleafs

Flowers: Spring;  White

Height: 30-75 cm (11-29 in)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 208   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: canadense: of Canada, Canadian

Photographs: 60 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Broad-leaved Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum canadense) flowers

Broad-leaved Waterleaf flowers.

Broad-leaved Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum canadense) leaves
Photograph by Graham Buck

Broad-leaved Waterleaf leaves.

Range map for Broad-leaved Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum canadense)

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