Nemophila phacelioides [Hydrophyllaceae]

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Scientific Name Nemophila phacelioides USDA PLANTS Symbol NEPH
Common Name Baby Blue-eyes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31430
Family Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Shady, moist areas.
Plant: Hairy annual, erect or lax stems 6 to 18 inches tall, much-branched from base.
Leaves: Large alternate oblong leaves 2-3/8 to 3-1/4 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide, pinnately-divided into 5 to 11 ovate segments, which may be irregularly toothed.
Inflorescence: Showy solitary flowers arising from leaf axils or in terminal clusters, each 3/4 to 1-3/8 inches across; cupped to wide open corolla with 5 blue/purple lobes, white toward the center; 5 brownish anthers atop white stamens.
Bloom Period: March to May.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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