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Smallflower Nemophila
Nemophila parviflora
About Smallflower Nemophila (Nemophila parviflora) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Nemophila parviflora (smallflower nemophila, small-flowered nemophila or oak-leaved nemophila) is a dicot in the borage family, Boraginaceae, in the waterleaf subfamily, Hydrophylloideae. The plant is native to the low to moderate elevation forests and chaparral and oak woodlands of western North America, from California to British Columbia and Utah. Nemophila parviflora is an annual herb that grows in the spring. The flowers are bowl-shaped, white to lavender, solitary from leaf axils. The corolla is up to 4. 5 millimeters wide. The leaves are 10-35 mm long and 8-25 mm wide. They have 2 pairs of lateral lobes and the lobes are entire. The fruit is a capsule with a single seed. Varieties: Varieties include: Nemophila parviflora var. austiniaeNemophila parviflora var. parvifloraNemophila parviflora var. quercifolia
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink, Lavender

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.7" - 111.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 3.60", Coldest Month: 30.7" - 51.4", Hottest Month: 51.3" - 78.0", Humidity: 0.09" - 26.45", Elevation: 4" - 7742"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Oak-leaved Nemophila, Small-flowered 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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