Aunt Lucy, more...
[Ellisia nyctelea var. coloradensis (L.) L., more]
Etymology: Ellisia: for John Ellis, distinguished naturalist and correspondent of Linnaeus
Plants: erect to weak, annual, 6"-18" tall forb; stems with many branches
Leaves: deeply cut into many divisions, 1-3 toothed, opposite
Flowers: white to pale blue, 5-parted; inflorescence solitary; blooms May-June
Fruits: green capsule
Habitat: dry to moist; waste areas
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 2, Wetland Indicator = FAC+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.