Ellisia nyctelea (L.) L.  
Family: Boraginaceae
Aunt Lucy, ellisia, water-pod
[Ellisia nyctelea var. coloradensis (L.) L., Nyctelea nyctelea (L.) Britton]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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
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John Zaborsky  
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Derek Anderson  
Ellisia nyctelea image
Derek Anderson  
Ellisia nyctelea image
Robert W. Freckmann  
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