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Nemophila pedunculata

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About Littlefoot Nemophila (Nemophila pedunculata) Nemophila pedunculata is a common annual wildflower found throughout western North America. Its common names include littlefoot nemophila and meadow nemophila. Nemophila pedunculata grows low to the ground, with a fleshy stem and thick, bristly leaves. The flowers are tiny, only about a centimeter wide. They are a broad bell shape and they vary widely in color. Some are blue, but most are white with a variety of markings, including small blue streaks or speckles, or an eye-catching purple spot at the tip of each petal.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
White, Purple, Blue

Native Status

Natural Setting
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
1' - 7641'

Annual Precip. ?
4.2" - 117.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.96"

Coldest Month ?
26.7° F - 55.9° F

Hottest Month ?
47.3° F - 81.4° F

Humidity ?
0.32 vpd - 33.81 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Meadow Nemophila

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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