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Phacelia ranunculacea (Nuttall) Constance. Western Buttercup Phacelia. Hab: Bottomland forests. Dist: In the Mississippi and Ohio river drainages, centered around St. Louis, MO (w. KY, w. TN, e. MO, ne. AR, se. MO, s. IL, and s. IN). Reported for sc. AL, apparently in error.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Sewell & Vincent (2006) for detailed discussion.

Synonymy: = Ar, Il, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Sewell & Vincent (2006); < Phacelia ranunculacea (Nutt.) Constance – C, F, G, Constance (1949)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 4

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
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