Phacelia fimbriata Michaux. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Moist forests on slopes and floodplains, at low to high elevations, perhaps mainly over circumneutral soils, often locally abundant. Dist: Sw. VA south to w. NC, and e. TN, a Southern Appalachian endemic. Reports from n. GA (Jones & Coile 1988) are erroneous, based on misidentified P. purshii.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = C, F, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, Constance (1949)