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Charlotte's Phacelia
Phacelia nashiana
About Charlotte's Phacelia (Phacelia nashiana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia nashiana is a species of phacelia known by the common name Charlotte's phacelia. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the ecotone where the lower Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi Mountains transition into the Mojave Desert. It grows in scrub and woodland and on granite mountain slopes. Phacelia nashiana is a mostly erect annual herb producing a small branching or unbranched stem up to about 8 centimetres (3. 1 in) tall. It is coated in short, stiff, and gland-tipped black hairs. The leaves, which are mostly arranged around the base of the stem, have shallowly lobed oval or rounded blades on petioles a few centimeters long. The hairy, glandular inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is 1 to 2 centimeters long and brilliant deep blue in color with usually five small white spots above the white tubular throat. It has five protruding stamens tipped with white anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.2 - 3.1 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 14.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 1.04", Coldest Month: 39.0" - 54.5", Hottest Month: 61.0" - 86.3", Humidity: 4.31" - 37.97", Elevation: 876" - 6720"

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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