Taxon  Report   10010    
Hydrophyllum capitatum  Douglas ex Benth.
Ballhead waterleaf
Hydrophyllum capitatum
© 2004 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Hydrophyllum capitatum
© 2004 Steve Matson
Hydrophyllum capitatum
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Hydrophyllum capitatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hydrophyllum capitatum
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Hydrophyllum
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

More information about  Hydrophyllum capitatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).