Phacelia purshii

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Phacelia purshii
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia
Species: P. purshii
Binomial name
Phacelia purshii
Buckl.
Synonyms[1]
  • Phacelia bicknellii Small
  • Phacelia boykinii (A.Gray) Small

Phacelia purshii, common name Miami mist, is a spring flowering annual forb with blue flowers, which is native to eastern and central North America. It is native to the Appalachian Mountains and adjacent regions from Alabama to Pennsylvania, with additional populations in the Tennessee/Ohio Valley, the mid-section of the Mississippi Valley (Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas) and the Great Lakes region (Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, etc.).[2][3] It grows in floodplain forests and alluvial clearings.[4]

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