Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Small-flower Baby-blue-eyes
Nemophila aphylla
Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2?

Moist, nutrient-rich floodplain forests (Weakley 1998); mesic woods on loess soils.

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Flowering Period: Early March to late April.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Small lax herb with leaves alternate, deeply divided and some of these lobed and toothed; flowers with stamens included, calyx lobes 2-4 mm, white to blue corolla 3 mm long; fruit extending above the calyx.

Timber removal would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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