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Phacelia covillei [split from Phacelia ranunculacea]

Eastern Buttercup Phacelia, Coville's Phacelia, Buttercup Scorpionweed

Scientific Name:

Phacelia covillei [split from Phacelia ranunculacea]

Genus:

Phacelia

Species Epithet:

covillei

Common Name:

Eastern Buttercup Phacelia, Coville's Phacelia, Buttercup Scorpionweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Plant Family

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Rich soils of floodplains, and contiguous terraces and slopes.” (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

SR-T: Significantly Rare: Throughout (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

Blooming Plant

With a sprinkle of pollen on it and a Bed Straw companion, Raven Rock State Park, 28 Mar 08. It's a significantly rare plant in NC.

image

© Tom Harville, 2005

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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