Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Ellisia nyctelea (L.) L. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Derek Anderson

John Zaborsky

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Hydrophyllaceae
Ellisia nyctelea (L.) L.
Aunt Lucy, ellisia, water-pod
Ellisia: for John Ellis, distinguished naturalist and correspondent of Linnaeus
nyctelea: Greek for night-blooming
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to weak, annual, 6"-18" tall forb; stems with many branches
Flower: white to pale blue, 5-parted; inflorescence solitary; blooms May-June
Fruit:green capsule
Leaf:deeply cut into many divisions, 1-3 toothed, opposite
Habitat: dry to moist; waste areas

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All Ellisia list Google- Images or Text
Ellisia nyctelea (L.) L. var. coloradensis Brand
Nyctelea nyctelea (L.) Britton

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