E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Nemophila pedunculata Douglas ex Benth.
meadow nemophila (littlefoot nemophila)
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf family)

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© Moralea Milne  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #11555)

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Species Information

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General:
Annual herb from a taproot; stems prostrate to ascending, several, simple or branched, sometimes with a few scattered hairs, 5-30 cm long.
Leaves:
Stem leaves opposite, pinnatifid with 5-7 oblanceolate lobes, the lobes hairy, especially towards the base, the blades 6-25 mm long, 5-17 mm wide, stalked.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of solitary, stalked axillary flowers; corollas pale lavender or white with dark fringed markings, bell-shaped, 2-5 mm long, 2-8 mm wide; calyces 1.5-4 mm long, 5-lobed, the lobes hairy, lanceolate; calyx appendages 1-3 mm long, 1/2-3/4 (or fully) as long as the calyx lobes, reflexed.
Fruits:
Capsules; seeds 2-8, 1-4 mm long, glabrous, wrinkled or irregularly pitted.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist meadows and seepage sites in the lowland zone; infrequent on SE Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; S to ID, NV, CA and MX.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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