Herbaceous, low-growing species with hairy leaves. Leaves are distinctly mottled and toothed/cut. Each lobe of the leaf has a small tip. Stems were green and dark purple/brown in certain areas. The species was found near a small stream.
Stinking water mountains, Oregon.
Each of these plants had one larger "branch" and one smaller, with the spots on the leaves.
Hydrophyllum is a genus of flowering plants in the waterleaf family which includes several herbaceous perennials native to North America. They include Hydrophyllum capitatum, the dwarf waterleaf or ballhead waterleaf. Its head is made of a series of five-petaled, five-stamened purple flowers. It was used as a nutritious food source by Native American peoples.