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Caltha Leafed Phacelia
Phacelia calthifolia
  
About Caltha Leafed Phacelia (Phacelia calthifolia) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia calthifolia (Caltha-leaved Phacelia), is a flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is native to the Mojave Desert in southeastern California and western Nevada, between Barstow, California, and the Death Valley area, where it occurs below 1,000 meter in sandy soils. It is an annual plant growing to 30 centimeter tall, with bristly stems. The leaves are dark green, rounded to heart-shaped with a notched base, 1-3 centimeter long and wide, with an entire or serrated margin. The flowers are bell-shaped, about 1 centimeter diameter, purple to violet in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sandy places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.0" - 9.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 1.87", Coldest Month: 44.0" - 61.4", Hottest Month: 69.1" - 91.0", Humidity: 5.85" - 49.28", Elevation: -280" - 4960"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Caltha-leafed Phacelia, Calthaleaf Phacelia


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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