waterleaf

noun
wa·​ter·​leaf | \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlēf, ˈwä-\
plural waterleafs\ ˈwȯ-​tər-​ˌlēfs , ˈwä-​ \

Definition of waterleaf 

: any of a genus (Hydrophyllum of the family Hydrophyllaceae, the waterleaf family) of perennial or biennial North American woodland herbs with lobed or pinnate toothed leaves and cymes of bell-shaped flowers

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Thompson’s broadleaf lupine, Columbia desert parsley, Thompson’s waterleaf, and Hood River milkvetch. Sunset, "Where to See Wildflowers This Season," 22 Jan. 2018

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1737, in the meaning defined above

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