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Roundleaf Phacelia
Phacelia rotundifolia
About Roundleaf Phacelia (Phacelia rotundifolia) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia rotundifolia is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae, known by the common name roundleaf phacelia. It is native to the southwestern United States, where it can be found in habitat types such as creosote bush scrub and pinyon-juniper woodland. It is an annual herb growing decumbent to erect, up to 28 centimeters tall. It is glandular and coated in short, stiff hairs. The leaves are conspicuously rounded and have scalloped edges or dull teeth. The round leaf blade is borne on a petiole. The hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is roughly half a centimeter long and white to purple in color with a pale yellow throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 - 11 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.4" - 18.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.35" - 3.41", Coldest Month: 31.3" - 61.4", Hottest Month: 55.9" - 88.8", Humidity: 2.98" - 45.39", Elevation: 397" - 8037"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Natalgrass, Round-leaf Scorpion-weed

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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