Connecticut Plants
Virginia Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum virginianum L.

The leaves of Virginia waterleaf often have whitish mottling, as if they had water stains -- hence the name "waterleaf." Virginia waterleaf is a rare plant in Connecticut, and it is classified as a species of special concern by the state.

  • Family: borage (Boraginaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods
  • Height: 12-30 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch long
  • Flower color: white or pale purple
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Origin: native
Hydrophyllum virginianum L.
Hydrophyllum virginianum L.