Taxon  Report   4287    
Hydrophyllum occidentale  (S. Watson) A. Gray
California waterleaf,  Western waterleaf
Hydrophyllum occidentale
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Hydrophyllum occidentale
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Hydrophyllum occidentale
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Hydrophyllum occidentale, 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 occidentale
© 2018 Doug Zimmerman
Genus: Hydrophyllum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hydrophyllum occidentale var. watsonii
More information about  Hydrophyllum occidentale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 17, 2019).