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Sky-blue Phacelia
Phacelia coerulea
About Sky-blue Phacelia (Phacelia coerulea) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia coerulea is a species of phacelia known by the common name skyblue phacelia. It is native to the California and the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in desert and plateau habitat types, such as scrub and woodland. It is an annual herb growing mostly upright to a maximum height near 40 centimeters. The branching or unbranched stem is coated in soft and coarse hairs. The oblong leaves are a few centimeters long and generally have rounded lobes along the edges. The hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of many flowers. The bell-shaped flowers are light blue or purple and no more than half a centimeter wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.39 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.7" - 10.8", Summer Precipitation: 1.20" - 2.86", Coldest Month: 42.8" - 60.2", Hottest Month: 67.2" - 88.3", Humidity: 5.39" - 40.27", Elevation: 388" - 5499"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Skyblue Phacelia, Skyblue Scorpionweed

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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