Phacelia gilioides

Family (Traditional)Hydrophyllaceae
Species:Phacelia gilioides Brand
Common NameBrands Phacelia
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: dentate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 0; Leaflet Number: 2; Leaflet Number: 3; Leaflet Number: 4; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 6; Leaflet Number: 7; Leaflet Number: 8; Leaflet Number: 9; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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


No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Cannon (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, VDB, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0182288 Shelby Tennessee
Phacelia gilioides
TENN-V-0182287 Cannon Tennessee
Phacelia gilioides
APSC0021549 Cannon Tennessee
Phacelia gilioides
MTSU018795 Cannon Tennessee 20 Apr 1983 Jean Reddick
Phacelia gilioides
MTSU018794 Cannon Tennessee 21 Apr 1980 J. Morgan Cummings
Phacelia gilioides
MTSU018796 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1980 Mary E. Reeder
Phacelia gilioides
BRIT446933 Cannon Tennessee 29 Apr 2016 Milo Pyne
Phacelia gilioides
APSC0070147 Cannon Tennessee
Phacelia gilioides
TENN-V-0244049 Cannon Tennessee
Phacelia gilioides
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Plant Photos

Phacelia gilioides - Milo Pyne
Phacelia gilioides - Milo Pyne
Phacelia gilioides - Milo Pyne
Phacelia gilioides - Milo Pyne