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Flaigg, Norman G.
Nemophila phacelioides Nutt.
Baby blue-eyes, Flannel breeches, Large-flower baby-blue-eyes, Largeflower baby blue eyes, Texas baby blue eyes
USDA Symbol: NEPH
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Large-flower baby-blue-eyes is an upright to straggling, hairy annual, 6-12 in. high. Its showy, pale-blue, bowl-shaped blossoms are frosted or whitish in the center and occur from leaf axils or in clusters at stem tips. Leaves are blue-green and lobed or divided into 9-11 broad segments.
This plant blooms early and dies by summer.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Size Notes:
6-8 inches. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AR , LA , OK , TX Native Distribution:
AR & OK to s.e. TX Native Habitat:
Woodlands edge, Opening USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Moist, well-drained, sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Calcareous, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay Conditions Comments:
Large-flower baby-blue-eyes is an upright to straggling, hairy annual. Its showy, pale-blue, bowl-shaped blossoms are frosted or whitish in the center and occur from leaf axils or in clusters at stem
tips. Leaves are blue-green and lobed or divided. This plant blooms early and dies by summer.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, Showy, Forms a carpet, Understory
Use Wildlife: Flowers-Butterflies & moths, Flowers-Bees, Nectar- bees, Nectar- butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Sow seed in fall.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0570
Collected Mar 20, 1990 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0005
Collected April 12,1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1162
Collected 2012-05-14 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, MAC