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.