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  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.

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