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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 160-05-005:
Phacelia purshii   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Miami-mist


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image of Phacelia purshii, Miami-mist

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

        

image of Phacelia purshii, Miami-mist

JK Marlow    jkm170415_677

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Phacelia purshii, Miami-mist

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1571

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

image of Phacelia purshii, Miami-mist

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1574

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, Miami-mist

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1582

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

image of Phacelia purshii, Miami-mist

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, Miami-mist

Dan Whitten    sdw042412_dsc01323c

April    Blount County    TN

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