Blue waterleaf is a showy, deep blue to royal blue flower in the Waterleaf Family (Hydroleaceae). This rhizomatous perennial herb has spiny stems growing up to 2 feet tall. The spiny, alternately arranged leaves are oval in shape.
Spotted at the edge of lake Maumelle. This is a wetland species. It grows near ponds, ditches, and other wet sites. It is used in wetland restoration projects.
Native to the southeastern United States.
Lat: 34.87, Long: -92.65
Spotted on Sep 14, 2018
Submitted on Oct 13, 2018