Ellisia nyctelea

Family (Traditional)Hydrophyllaceae
SpeciesEllisia nyctelea (L.) L.
Common NameAunt Lucy
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0.5;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 3.3
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Ellisia nyctelea var. coloradensis Ellisia nyctelea var. coloradensis Brand
Nyctelea nyctelea Nyctelea nyctelea (L.) Britton

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA015164 Campbell Kentucky
Ellisia nyctelea
31973000014137 Campbell Kentucky
Ellisia nyctelea
APSC0080376 Campbell Kentucky
Ellisia nyctelea
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