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Phacelia fimbriata (Fringed phacelia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Phacelia fimbriata

Phacelia fimbriata Michx.

Fringed phacelia

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: phfi2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , GA , NC , TN , VA
Native Distribution: Virginia to Alabama.
Native Habitat: Upland woods.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phacelia fimbriata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phacelia fimbriata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phacelia fimbriata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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