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Bolivar Naturally

Blue Waterleaf

Blue Waterleaf
Blue Waterleaf

Don Verser

Hydrolea ovata

Alternate Name: Hairy hydrolea

Family: (Hydrophyllaceae) Waterleaf

Habitat: Edges of ponds and lakes; stream banks

Height: 2-3 ft.

Bloom Period: August - October

Description: Blue waterleaf is a robust plant with spines and rough hairs. It can form large groups near or in standing water. It prefers part shade but tolerates full sun.

The Wildlife Connection: Blue waterleaf is very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Its bloom period coincides with hummingbird fall migration.