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


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image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_nemi2_001_lvd

        

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

Jerry Bright    jeb_031508_093

March    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Leaves are long-stalked with blade deeply divided into 3-5 lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm120325_865

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm160311_108

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

Calyx lobes lanceolate, pilose-hispid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm160331_201

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

Keith Bradley    kab_n_aphylla_1475

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_n_aphylla_cropped

March        

Leaves pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

Alan Cressler    alc_8663115873_e625248374

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Corolla white, campanulate, c. 3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm090404_156

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm180408_264

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm180408_266

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm180408_282

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnmicrocalyx_mcc2

April    McCormick County    SC

Flowers are solitary on pedicels to 0.4" long opposite the leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Nemophila aphylla, Baby Blue Eyes

JK Marlow    jkm080517_072

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Fruit is a hairy capsule, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.