Etymology: Hydrophyllum: Greek hydro for "water" and phyllon, "leaf"
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-30" tall forb
Leaves: toothed, often white-spotted, main stem leaves oval to triangular in outline and deeply pinnately-divided with the base and tip segments often 2-3 lobed
Flowers: white to lavender, 5-parted, 1/2" long, stamens and style much longer than the petals; inflorescence a branched, hairy cluster (cyme); blooms May-June
Habitat: moist to wet; woods, forests, openings
Conservation Status: Native - potentially invasive