Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

With an ability to spread after disturbance, Virginia Waterleaf helps stabilize soils and rebuild forest plant communities after the removal of buckthorn and other invasive plants. The species has attractive foliage and flowers that bloom early in the season when there can be a lack of floral resources for pollinators. The waterleaf cuckoo bee and Andrena bees are two species that rely on the flowers of Virginia Waterleaf.