Hydrophyllum capitatum

Ballhead Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum capitatum

Family: Borage (Boraginaceae)
AKA: Woolen Breeches, Cat's Breeches
Photo taken on: July 1, 2004
Location: Rustler Gulch, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Moist woods

Grows to 10" with soft, pinnately lobed leaves. Flower stems are shorter than the leaf stems so flowers are often hidden. Long stamens extend beyond the whitish to purple flowers.

Blue/Purple Round Clusters