Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1052

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC, rare in NC, rare in SC Mountains, endemic

Look for it in bottomlands, granitic flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately divided
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 weakly exserted stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a helicoid cyme

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phacelia maculata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-05-003:
Phacelia maculata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Flatrock Phacelia, Spotted Phacelia


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picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_005c

April    Pickens County    SC

Sepals have prominent bristles at their margins, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_005d

April    Pickens County    SC

The dark lavender flowers have 10 dark petal spots, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_010

April    Pickens County    SC

Stems hairy, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_010b

April    Pickens County    SC

Coiled terminal flower cluster straightens and elongates as flowers mature, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm130425_762764

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm090523_019

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm090523_020

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

picture of Phacelia maculata, image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    s090523_a

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Erect or sometimes sprawling herb, 4-16" tall; leaves pinnately divided, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.