Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1051

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in SC)

Look for it in cove forests, esp where rocky, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately divided, the segments lobed or parted
Basal & alternate
Cauline leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 strongly exserted stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phacelia bipinnatifida   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phacelia bipinnatifida   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-05-001:
Phacelia bipinnatifida   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phacelia bipinnatifida

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phacelia brevistyla

 

COMMON NAME:
Fernleaf Phacelia, Purple Phacelia, Forest Phacelia