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Coast Phacelia
Phacelia insularis
  
About Coast Phacelia (Phacelia insularis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia insularis, the coast phacelia is a rare species of phacelia. It is endemic to California, where it has a disjunct distribution. Phacelia insularis is an annual herb with stems reaching about 20 centimeters long, the North Coast variety decumbent or somewhat upright and the island variety growing erect. It is glandular and coated in stiff hairs. The leaves may be up to 8 centimeters long and are borne on petioles. The larger leaves have blades divided deeply into lobes. The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of many purple flowers. The North Coast variety has bell-shaped flowers under a centimeter in length, while the island variety has wider, sometimes larger flowers. Phacelia insularis is an annual herb with stems reaching about 20 centimeters long, the North Coast variety decumbent or somewhat upright and the island variety growing erect. It is glandular and coated in stiff hairs. The leaves may be up to 8 centimeters long and are borne on petioles. The larger leaves have blades divided deeply into lobes. The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of many purple flowers. The North Coast variety has bell-shaped flowers under a centimeter in length, while the island variety has wider, sometimes larger flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.8 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Clepsis fucanaClepsis fucana
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Chionodes nanodellaChionodes nanodella

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 12.2" - 42.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.75", Coldest Month: 45.7" - 54.2", Hottest Month: 57.9" - 67.3", Humidity: 0.22" - 12.52", Elevation: 13" - 661"


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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