Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2851

Forb
Annual

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

Rare

Look for it in moist forests on floodplains & slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: pinnately lobed or cleft
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale blue (with cream center)
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/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phacelia purshii   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phacelia purshii   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-05-005:
Phacelia purshii   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phacelia bicknellii

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phacelia boykinii

 

COMMON NAME:
Miami-mist


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phpu3_001_lvd

        

image of Phacelia purshii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phacelia_purshii_15

March        

Flowers similar to P. fimbriata, but pale blue and less deeply fringed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Phacelia purshii

JK Marlow    jkm170415_677

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phacelia purshii

JK Marlow    jkm170415_677b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phacelia purshii

JK Marlow    jkm170415_684

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inflorescence a helicoid cyme (cincinnus), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phacelia purshii

JK Marlow    jkm170415_685

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 purshii

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_110837

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inflorescence has 10-30 cup-shaped, pale lavender flowers w a white center, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Phacelia purshii

Dan Whitten    sdw042412_dsc01321b

April    Blount County    TN

image of Phacelia purshii

Dan Whitten    sdw042412_dsc01323c

April    Blount County    TN

Calyx lobes linear or weakly spatulate, hispid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.