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
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key