Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Michx.
Family: Boraginaceae
great waterleaf
[Decemium appendiculatum (Michx.) Small]
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Robert H. Read  
Etymology: Hydrophyllum: Greek hydro for "water" and phyllon, "leaf"
Plants: erect, biennial, 1'-4' tall forb; taprooted
Leaves: main stem leaves roundish in outline with 5-7 shallow, palmately-divided lobes
Flowers: lavender to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, lobes almost the same length as the tube; inflorescence a branched, very hairy cluster (cyme) held above the upper leaves; blooms May-July
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Derek Anderson  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Robert H. Read  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Merel R. Black  
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