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Nemophila aphylla (Linnaeus) Brummitt. White Nemophila, Eastern Baby-blue-eyes, Small-flower Baby-blue-eyes. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Moist, nutrient-rich floodplain forests, often locally abundant. Dist: MD south to Panhandle FL and west to TX, north in the interior to e. TN, w. KY, and se. MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl5, GW2, K3, K4, Tn, Va, WH3; = n/a – Tat; = Nemophila microcalyx (Nutt.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. – F, G, RAB, S, Tx, Constance (1941); = Nemophila triloba (Raf.) Thieret – C, Il

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW

Heliophily ?: 3

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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