John's-cabbage, Shawnee-salad, Virginia waterleaf
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
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FACW- WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"