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Stinging Phacelia
Phacelia malvifolia
  
About Stinging Phacelia (Phacelia malvifolia) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia malvifolia, with the common name stinging phacelia, is a species of phacelia. It is native to California, where it grows along the northern and central Coast and the California Coast Ranges. its distribution extends north along the coast just into southwestern Oregon. It grows in forest and scrub habitat. Phacelia malvifolia is an annual herb growing mostly erect to a maximum height near one meter. It is coated in stiff, yellowish, glandular hairs with bulbous bases which produce a stinging reaction when touched. The rough-haired leaves are up to 14 centimeters long, the blades of the longer ones divided into usually three lobed leaflets. Phacelia malvifolia is an annual herb growing mostly erect to a maximum height near one meter. It is coated in stiff, yellowish, glandular hairs with bulbous bases which produce a stinging reaction when touched. The rough-haired leaves are up to 14 centimeters long, the blades of the longer ones divided into usually three lobed leaflets. The hairy to bristly inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is about half a centimeter long and whitish in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.7 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream

Wildlife Supported
 


 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 7 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Oidaematophorus phaceliae Image
Oidaematophorus phaceliaeOidaematophorus phaceliae
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Clepsis fucana Image
Clepsis fucanaClepsis fucana
*
Ethmia brevistriga Image
Ethmia brevistrigaEthmia brevistriga
*
Stamnodes albiapicata Image
Stamnodes albiapicataStamnodes albiapicata

Landscaping Information
Nurseries
Nurseries

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.6" - 54.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 1.57", Coldest Month: 41.6" - 51.0", Hottest Month: 57.5" - 76.5", Humidity: 0.29" - 24.44", Elevation: -82" - 4811"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Stinging 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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