Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2205

Forb
Weak annual

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

Uncommon (but locally abundant)

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Divided, appearing compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Flowers have pedicels.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 included stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary, opposite the leaves

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):
Nemophila aphylla   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nemophila aphylla   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-03-001:
Nemophila microcalyx   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nemophila microcalyx

 

COMMON NAME:
Baby Blue Eyes