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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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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