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Divaricate Phacelia
Phacelia divaricata
  
About Divaricate Phacelia (Phacelia divaricata) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia divaricata is a species of phacelia known by the common name divaricate phacelia. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the coastal hills and mountain ranges around the San Francisco Bay Area and to the north. It grows in chaparral, woodland, grassland, and other local habitat. Phacelia divaricata is an annual herb growing decumbent to erect, its branching or unbranched stem reaching 40 centimeters in maximum length. The leaves are up to 8 centimeters long, oval in shape, and lobed or smooth-edged. The hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of several funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. The flower is 1 to 1. 5 centimeters long and pale lavender in color. Phacelia divaricata is an annual herb growing decumbent to erect, its branching or unbranched stem reaching 40 centimeters in maximum length. The leaves are up to 8 centimeters long, oval in shape, and lobed or smooth-edged. The hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of several funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. The flower is 1 to 1. 5 centimeters long and pale lavender in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.3 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Clepsis fucanaClepsis fucana
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Ethmia brevistrigaEthmia brevistriga
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Chionodes nanodellaChionodes nanodella

Landscaping Information
Nurseries
Nurseries

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 12.2" - 65.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.89", Coldest Month: 37.2" - 53.4", Hottest Month: 58.0" - 74.6", Humidity: 0.33" - 23.48", Elevation: 3" - 6155"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Divaricate 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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