Hydrophyllaceae
Nemophila parviflora

Small-Flowered Nemophila

Sprawling stems to 2 ft. Stems delicate, branched, soft-haired or hairless. Lower leaves opposite; upper leaves alternate. Leaves pinnately divided, with 5 toothed dissimilar lobes. Flowers small, bell-shaped, with white or pale blue petals, solitary on delicate stalks from axils of stem and leaf. Grows in meadows, forests, along streams, ridges, below 7000 ft. Var. parviflora leaves are both opposite and alternate, thin, deeply cut, 5-lobed, lower pair often to central vein; lobe tips with very sharp point at tip; grows at low elevations west of Cascade Mountain Range. Var. austiniae leaves are all opposite, shallowly lobed or coarsely toothed; grows mostly east of Cascade Mountain Range.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Crater Lake NP, Steens, Siskiyous, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes