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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Phacelia fimbriata Michx.
USDA Symbol: PHFI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A branching plant with one-sided, coiled clusters of light blue, lavender, or white flowers with deeply fringed petals.
The strikingly fringed petals, especially beautiful under a hand lens, characterize this spring wildflower of the Great Smoky Mountains, where it can occur in abundance.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun
AL , GA , NC , TN , VA Native Distribution:
Virginia to Alabama. Native Habitat:
Upland woods. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff