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Hydrophyllum tenuipes - Heller.

Common Name Pacific Waterleaf
Family Hydrophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist woods at lower elevations[60].
Range Western N. America - Washington to California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade
Hydrophyllum tenuipes Pacific Waterleaf


Hydrophyllum tenuipes Pacific Waterleaf

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hydrophyllum tenuipes is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 6in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Young stems - raw or cooked[177]. Root - cooked[118, 257].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain though judging by the plants native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a moist humus-rich soil in semi-shade[200]. Slugs are particularly fond of this plant and will soon destroy it if given a chance[K].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in early spring. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Hydrophyllum canadenseJohn's Cabbage, Bluntleaf waterleaf30
Hydrophyllum capitatumCat's Breeches, Ballhead waterleaf, Alpine waterleaf, Thompson's waterleaf30
Hydrophyllum occidentaleWestern Waterleaf30
Hydrophyllum virginianumVirginia Waterleaf, Eastern waterleaf31

 

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