Hydrophyllaceae
Hydrophyllum fendleri

Fendler's Waterleaf

Erect plant with spreading leaves. Stems have rigid hairs. Leaves longer than wide, oblong to oval, 2–12 in. long, divided pinnately to 9- to 13-lobed leaflets with stiff hairs on both sides. Inflorescence consists of dense clusters atop stalks under upper leaves. White to purple flowers are bells with long hairs on outside, 5 stamens extending beyond. Grows in moist open areas, woods with underbrush, to subalpine. Var. albifrons leaflets have long, tapered sharply pointed tips and 4–8 teeth on each side.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 10--36 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes