Blue Waterleaf

Other Common Names: ovate false fiddleleaf

(Hydrolea ovata)


Blue waterleaf has thick stems that grow up to three feet tall and have spines on them. Bright blue to purple flowers have five petals. Leaves are pointy.


Blue waterleaf has strong, thick stems that grow straight up, three feet tall, and have spines sticking out of them. Multiple stems grow from the base that branches out in the upper sections. Leaves are green with pointed tips and a distinctive midrib. Leaves grow one to two and one-third inches long and one-third of an inch to one inch wide. Bright blue to purple flowers are showy, grow in groups, and each grows one-third of an inch to one inch wide. The flowers have five petals and long purple stamens.


Blue waterleaf can be found in the southeastern United States: Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.


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