Nemophila parviflora

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Nemophila parviflora
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var. parviflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Hydrophylloideae
Genus: Nemophila
Species: N. parviflora
Binomial name
Nemophila parviflora
Dougl. ex Benth.

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.[1]


Varieties include: [2] [3]

  • Nemophila parviflora var. austiniae
  • Nemophila parviflora var. parviflora
  • Nemophila parviflora var. quercifolia


  1. ^ "Nemophila parviflora". WTU Herbarium Image Collection. Burke Museum, University of Washington. Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  2. ^ Calflora: species and varieties
  3. ^ USDA: Subordinate taxa

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