Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Water Leaf

Virginia Waterleaf, Eastern Water Leaf

Hydrophyllum virginianum

Part to full shade, moderately wet to medium moisture level, rich loamy soil with decaying leaves, circumneutral pH.  1-1 ½ feet height, blooms late spring into early summer, purple flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Occurs only in Sullivan, Johnson, Carter, Unicoi, Greene, Sevier, and Knox counties of eastern Tennessee

Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. Low maintenance groundcover for wooded areas.  Attractive flowers and foliage.  Can be an aggressive grower in its preferred setting and may form large colonies.  Attracts bees.


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