Fendler's Waterleaf

Fendler's Waterleaf, Hydrophyllum fendleri

Fendler's Waterleaf blooming at Goat Lake, photographer Martha Rasmussen

You will find Fendler's Waterleaf growing along the receding snow banks of alpine marshes and lakes, often growing with Cow Parsnip and Mountain Marsh Marigold.  This flower begins to bloom in May and as you go up in elevation will bloom later in the season. Fendler's Waterleaf grows about one foot high, the white flowers are borne in clusters on long stems rising above sharp pointed bright green leaves that are white beneath.  A good hike to see Fendler's Water Leaf is the Goat Lake/Elliott Creek Trail.