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

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

        

image of Nemophila aphylla

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

JK Marlow    jkm120325_865

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla

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

JK Marlow    jkm160331_201

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Nemophila aphylla

Keith Bradley    kab_n_aphylla_1475

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_n_aphylla_cropped

March        

Leaves pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Nemophila aphylla

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

JK Marlow    jkm090404_156

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Nemophila aphylla

JK Marlow    jkm180408_264

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla

JK Marlow    jkm180408_266

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla

JK Marlow    jkm180408_282

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Nemophila aphylla

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

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.