Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1052

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC, rare in NC, rare in SC Mountains, endemic

Look for it in bottomlands, granitic flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately divided
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 weakly exserted stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a helicoid cyme

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phacelia maculata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phacelia maculata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-05-003:
Phacelia maculata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Flatrock Phacelia, Spotted Phacelia


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image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_005c

April    Pickens County    SC

Sepals have prominent bristles at their margins, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_005d

April    Pickens County    SC

The dark lavender flowers have 10 dark petal spots, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_010

April    Pickens County    SC

Stems hairy, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm080428_010b

April    Pickens County    SC

Coiled terminal flower cluster straightens and elongates as flowers mature, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm130425_762764

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm090523_019

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    jkm090523_020

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Phacelia maculata

JK Marlow    s090523_a

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Erect or sometimes sprawling herb, 4-16" tall; leaves pinnately divided, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.