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.