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Nemophila breviflora

Nemophila breviflora A. Gray

Basin Nemophila, Great Basin Baby-blue-eyes, Great Basin Nemophila

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



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

A weak-stemmed annual with prickly stems to 12 in. long. The small leaves are pinnately divided. From the axils occur whitish, tubular flowers with purple veins.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: N.w. CA, e. of the Cascades to B.C.; also Rocky Mts.
Native Habitat: Moist thickets, wooded slopes, foothills & canyons

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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