Neat Plant Alert: Blue Waterleaf, Hydrolea ovata

What a beauty blue waterleaf is!

Blue WaterleafIt’s a thorny wetlander in full bloom now–or even a little past–in the shallow water of swamps, ponds, and ditches. A mass of plants in a road ditch can be bright blue enough to turn heads in passing cars doing 60. The species is common in south Arkansas and in the Arkansas River valley.

Picture by Mike Weatherford
Article by Eric Sundell
Taken at Warren and Kingsland prairies, AR

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