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Nemophila phacelioides


Baby blue-eyes, Flannel breeches, Large-flower baby-blue-eyes, Largeflower baby blue eyes, Texas baby blue eyes


Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



Nemophila phacelioides (Baby blue-eyes)
Flaigg, Norman G.
Large-flower baby-blue-eyes is an upright to straggling, hairy annual, 6-12 in. high. Its showy, pale-blue, bowl-shaped blossoms are frosted or whitish in the center and occur from leaf axils or in clusters at stem tips. Leaves are blue-green and lobed or divided into 9-11 broad segments.

This plant blooms early and dies by summer.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 6-8 inches.
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AR , LA , OK , TX
Native Distribution: AR & OK to s.e. TX
Native Habitat: Woodlands edge, Opening

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained, sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Calcareous, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Large-flower baby-blue-eyes is an upright to straggling, hairy annual. Its showy, pale-blue, bowl-shaped blossoms are frosted or whitish in the center and occur from leaf axils or in clusters at stem tips. Leaves are blue-green and lobed or divided. This plant blooms early and dies by summer.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Attractive, Showy, Forms a carpet, Understory
Use Wildlife: Flowers-Butterflies & moths, Flowers-Bees, Nectar- bees, Nectar- butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No

Last Update: 2007-01-01