Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Michx. Hydrophyllaceae. Hairy Waterleaf. Woolen Breeches.
Eastern North America. Barton says, in Kentucky, the young shoots are eaten in the spring as a salad and are highly prized by all who eat them.
Hydrophyllum canadense Linn.
North America. Barton says the roots of this species were eaten by the Indians in times of scarcity.
Hydrophyllum virginicum Linn. Indian Salad. Shawnee Salad.
North America. This plant is called in the western states, according to Serra, Indian salad or Shawnee salad, because eaten as such by the Indians, when tender. Some of the first settlers ate the plant.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.