Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Hydrophyllaceae
(Waterleaf Family)


The Hydrophyllaceae are herbs with funnel shaped, five lobed corollas. The flowers may be soliatary as in Nama, but are frequently in "scorpioid cymes," curving structures bearing crowded flowers in rows. The stamens are frequently exerted. Flower color varies, but is commonly white, bluish or purple.

Eucrypta micrantha (Dainty Hide Seed)
Nama dichotomum (Wishbone Fiddleleaf)
*Nama hispidum (Purple Roll Leaf)
Phacelia arizonica (Arizona Scorpionweed)
Phacelia coerulea (Blue Scorpionweed)
Phacelia heterophylla (Two Leaf Scorpion Weed)
Phacelia integrifolia var. integrifolia (Gypsum Scorpionweed)
Phacelia neomexicana (New Mexico Scorpionweed)
Phacelia rupestris (Rock Scorpionweed)


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