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Blue waterleaf

Hydrolea ovata


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.

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Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.87, Long: -92.65

Spotted on Sep 14, 2018
Submitted on Oct 13, 2018

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