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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Hairy Hydrolea   Hydrolea ovata    
Waterleaf family — Hydrophyllaceae

Also known as:
Blue Waterleaf, Ovate-leaved Hydrolea, Water Olive

Slides: (click for larger view)


When in flower the hydrolea is often the showiest plant along edges of ponds in the eastern third of Texas. It is an erect, stiff, spiny perennial that can form large patches in this habitat. The flowers are produced mostly in the late summer and fall.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: June, July, August, September, October

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