Virginia waterleaf - Hydrophyllum virginianum

  • $ 400

Features: A lovely option for shade. Interesting foliage, mature leaves carry the characteristic “water spot,” and it provides early nectar in the spring with its light pink blooms (color can vary between white and purple) Spreads readily (have seen it in lawn at the Morton Arboretum). Use as a groundcover, or intersperse with woodland sedges. Leaves edible

Light: Shade/part shade

Soil: Moist to regular soil (in shade can handle drier conditions)

Height:  1 foot

Blooms: May-June

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plants Database

Image 1 from USEPA (public domain), 2 from Midwest Groundcovers

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