Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Biennial Waterleaf at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Biennial Waterleaf, Great Waterleaf
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Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -
Look for it in rich forests, per Weakley's Flora
Prinicipal stem leaves palmately lobed, maple-like (unlike pinnately divided basal leaves)
Alternate & basal
5-parted campanulate calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p139
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p072
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p206
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p244