Header image header image 2  
 
  || HOME || AVAIN INDEX PAGE || PLANT INDEX PAGE || MAMMAL INDEX PAGE || ABOUT US || CONTACT ||
   
 || PREVIOUS || NEXT ||
Waterleaf
  Hydrophyllum capitatum

* Native plant; grows in moist soils of Maple and Gambel Oak thickets along Wasatch foothills, sometimes carpeting the entire forest floor.

* Corollas very delicate.

* Flower heads usually form into ball shapes.

* Young shoots and roots reported to be edible.

* The related Western Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum occidentale) is almost identical, but with flower spikes taller than the leaves. Both kinds are found in Corner Canyon.

 
    Photo can be viewed at http://sagehen.ucnrs.org/