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

Phacelia fimbriata

Phacelia fimbriata Michx.

Fringed Phacelia

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems procumbent to ascending, up to about 15 inches long.

Bloom Information

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


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.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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