Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL May 2015 Jeff Skrentny IMG_7337
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) w/ nectaring Yellow or Golden Northern Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL May 2015 Week #20 Jeff Skrentny IMG_6925
The Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum, often misspelled as virginicum) is an herbaceous perennial plant native to Eastern North America. The plant sometimes spreads by rhizomes to form large colonies in wooded areas. It can also spread by seeds. The seedling usually appear early to mid-spring. Flowers are blue, white, or purple, appearing in mid to late spring. Flowers exposed to sunlight bleach rapidly. Often the newer leaves are solid green with white spots appearing as they...