Apteria aphylla

(Nuttall) Barnhart ex Small

Fl. S.E. U.S., 309. 1903.

Common names: Nodding-nixie
Basionym: Lobelia aphylla Nuttall Amer. J. Sci. Arts 5: 297. 1822
Synonyms: Apteria setacea Nuttall
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 489. Mentioned on page 488.

Stems often purplish, 3–27 cm. Leaves often purplish, 1.5–4 × 0.5–1.5 mm. Inflorescences: floral bracts 2–4 mm. Flowers 8–14 mm; perianth purple or white with purplish longitudinal stripes inside throat and purplish perianth lobes; lobes erect, incurved and converging but not connate; outer lobes ovate to triangular, 1.5–4 mm; inner lobes lanceolate, ± as long as outer. Capsules 3–6 mm.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Bogs, alluvial and upland rich woods
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America (to Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil).


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Lower Taxa

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Deborah Q. Lewis +
(Nuttall) Barnhart ex Small +
Lobelia aphylla +
Nodding-nixie +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America (to Peru +, Paraguay +, Bolivia +  and Brazil). +
0–100 m +
Bogs, alluvial and upland rich woods +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Fl. S.E. U.S., +
Illustrated +
Apteria setacea +
Apteria aphylla +
species +