Page author: David Giblin
Nemophila parviflora
small-flowered nemophila
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: More common west of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Utah.

Habitat: Shady, wooded slopes, low to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Delicate annual from a taproot, the stem widely branched, weak, 0.5-3 dm. tall, sparsely stiff-hairy.

Leaves:

Leaves opposite, stiff-hairy, the blade 1-3.5 cm. long and 0.8-2.5 cm. wide, with 2 pairs of lateral lobes or coarse teeth.

Flowers:

Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 2-15 mm. long at flowering but elongating to up to 3 cm. in fruit; corolla lavender, shortly surpassing the calyx, cup-shaped, 1-4.5 mm. wide; calyx lobes 2-3 mm. long, the alternating appendages under 1 mm; stamens 5, the filaments short; style short, deeply 2-cleft.

Fruits:

Capsule 1-seeded.

Accepted Name:
Nemophila parviflora Douglas ex Benth.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. austiniae – small-flowered nemophila
var. parviflora – small-flowered nemophila    West of the Cascades, British Columbia to California
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Nemophila parviflora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Nemophila parviflora checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Nemophila parviflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Nemophila parviflora photos.

USDA Plants: Nemophila parviflora information.

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