Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Eastern Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum virginianum
Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2?

Moist or wet woods, open wet places.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Principal cauline (stem) leaves are deeply pinnately divided; the hairs on the inflorescence are straight and generally all pointing in the same direction and short, seldom as long as 0.5 mm.

Changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions could be detrimental to this species. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or impacts due to erosion. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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