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Racemose Phacelia
Phacelia racemosa
About Racemose Phacelia (Phacelia racemosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia racemosa is a species of phacelia known by the common name racemose phacelia. It is endemic to California, where it can be found in the Sierra Nevada and adjacent slopes and peaks in the southernmost Cascade Range. It grows in coniferous forests in gravelly and rocky substrates. Phacelia racemosa is an annual herb growing erect with a stem reaching up to 18 centimeters tall. The leaves are linear or lance-shaped and measure 1 to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of small bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is under half a centimeter long, pale blue to nearly white in color, and surrounded by a calyx of long, narrow sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 - 7.1 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 4 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 15.1" - 112.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 3.95", Coldest Month: 28.5" - 49.6", Hottest Month: 52.8" - 71.7", Humidity: 0.95" - 21.45", Elevation: 178" - 7718"

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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