Common name: Ballhead waterleaf
Family: Boraginaceae (Sub-family: Hydrophyllaceae)
Information: Occurs in montane to subalpine zones in mesic to dry forested sites and openings (Pojar and MacKinnon 2013)
Interesting information: Indigenous peoples are known to have harvested the shoots and leaves, which would be boiled and consumed as a vegetable (Pojar and MacKinnon 2013)
Photo: Along the 3 Brother’s trail in Manning Park at about 2000 m. N. Hewitt, July 8 2020.
Sources and additional resources:
Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2013). Alpine Plants of the Northwest: Wyoming to Alaska. Edmonton, AB. Lone Pine Publishing.