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Phacelia
Phacelia hastata
  
About Phacelia (Phacelia hastata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia hastata is a species of phacelia known by the common name silverleaf phacelia. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Nebraska, where it can be found in many habitat types, including flat scrublands, mountain forests, and alpine talus. It is a perennial herb variable in appearance. It produces a hairy stem which grows decumbent or erect to a maximum height near half a meter. The leaves are lance-shaped or oval, smooth-edged, lobed, or divided into leaflets. Most of the leaves are low on the plant. The top of the stem is occupied by the flower cluster, which is made up of a few to a great many one-sided coiling cymes of flowers. Each flower is roughly half a centimeter long, generally bell-shaped, and whitish to pale purplish in color. It has five protruding stamens and a calyx of narrow, hairy sepals. There are about four subtaxa. The Charleston phacelia, var. charlestonensis, is endemic to southern Nevada.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb, Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.6 - 2 ft tall

Form
Form
Mounding

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 142 days stratification at 32°F (Quick 1947).

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Flats, slopes and talus

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 8.4" - 153.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.46" - 5.64", Coldest Month: 14.9" - 53.8", Hottest Month: 36.3" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.48" - 24.60", Elevation: 466" - 14243"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mountain Phacelia, Silverleaf 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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