Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1900

Forb
Annual

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in moist forests on slopes & floodplains, at low to high elevations, perhaps mainly over circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: pinnately lobed or cleft
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Cream/White (rarely lavender)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate-rotate 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 fimbriata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phacelia fimbriata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-05-006:
Phacelia fimbriata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phacelia fimbriata

 

COMMON NAME:
Fringed Phacelia, Blue Ridge Phacelia


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phfi2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140417_003

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Calyx segments linear to spatulate, obtuse, per Britton & Brown's Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions (1913).

image of Phacelia fimbriata

JK Marlow    jkm140417_006

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Upper leaves sessile, clasping, pinnately lobed; lower stalked, oft compound, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Phacelia fimbriata

JK Marlow    jkm140417_118

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inflorescence usually 5-15 flowered, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phacelia fimbriata

JK Marlow    jkm140418_377

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It sometimes puts on extensive massed displays of bloom in spring, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phacelia fimbriata

JK Marlow    jkm070519_109

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruits are capsules with 2-4 seeds, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phacelia fimbriata

JK Marlow    jkm080504_028

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Five epipetalous stamens [that is, five stamens fused to the corolla], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phacelia fimbriata

JK Marlow    jkm080504_031

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

White flowers 3/8" wide, with deeply fringed lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.