The leaves of Virginia waterleaf often have whitish mottling, as if they had water stains -- hence the name "waterleaf." Virginia waterleaf is a rare plant in Connecticut, and it is classified as a species of special concern by the state.
- Family: borage (Boraginaceae)
- Habitat: moist woods
- Height: 12-30 inches
- Flower size: 1/2 inch long
- Flower color: white or pale purple
- Flowering time: May to August
- Origin: native