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Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt lucy)
Smith, R.W.

Ellisia nyctelea

Ellisia nyctelea (L.) L.

Aunt Lucy, False Baby Blue-eyes, Waterpod

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s): Ellisia nyctelea var. coloradensis, Nyctelea nyctelea

USDA Symbol: ELNY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Size Notes: To about 15 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers white or pale blue.

Distribution

USA: AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SD , TX , UT , VA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , SK

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACU FACU FAC FAC FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-01-03
Research By: JAM

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