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Eastwood's Baby Blue-eyes
Nemophila pulchella
  
About Eastwood's Baby Blue-eyes (Nemophila pulchella) Nurseries Show All Photos Nemophila pulchella, known by the common name Eastwood's baby blue-eyes, is a species of flowering plant in the borage family. It is endemic to California, where it is found from the San Francisco Bay Area to the southern Sierra Nevada to the Transverse Ranges. It grows in many types of mountain, foothill, and valley habitats. Nemophila pulchella is an annual herb with a fleshy and delicate stem. The leaves are up to 5 centimeters long and generally divided into five wide, rounded lobes. Flowers are solitary, each on a pedicel up to 3 centimeters in length. The flower has a calyx of hairy, pointed sepals. The bowl-shaped flower corolla is white or blue, the largest just over a centimeter wide. Nemophila pulchella is an annual herb with a fleshy and delicate stem. The leaves are up to 5 centimeters long and generally divided into five wide, rounded lobes. Flowers are solitary, each on a pedicel up to 3 centimeters in length. The flower has a calyx of hairy, pointed sepals. The bowl-shaped flower corolla is white or blue, the largest just over a centimeter wide. There are three Varieties: Fremont's baby blue-eyes, var. fremontii, has white flowers, as doesvar. gracilis, which is endemic to the Sierra Nevada foothillsvar. pulchella has blue flowers with white centers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
White, Purple, Pink

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-232' - 11310'

Annual Precip. ?
2.6" - 46.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 1.98"

Coldest Month ?
24.6° F - 58.3° F

Hottest Month ?
45.5° F - 89.0° F

Humidity ?
1.01 vpd - 39.54 vpd

Butterflies ?

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Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Eastwood's Baby Blue Eyes



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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