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Brand's Star Phacelia
Phacelia stellaris
About Brand's Star Phacelia (Phacelia stellaris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia stellaris is a rare species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae, known by the common names star phacelia and Brand's phacelia. Phacelia stellaris is an annual herb producing a spreading, branching stem up to about 25 centimeters long and lightly hairy in texture. The leaves are lance-shaped to oval with lobed edges, sometimes divided into smaller leaflets. The hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers, each roughly half a centimeter long. The five-lobed flowers are pale blue or purple in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

2.4 - 9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 8 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Clepsis fucana Image
Clepsis fucanaClepsis fucana
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Annaphila idaAnnaphila ida
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Ethmia brevistrigaEthmia brevistriga
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Stamnodes albiapicataStamnodes albiapicata

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.4" - 29.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 0.79", Coldest Month: 46.6" - 56.8", Hottest Month: 67.0" - 79.1", Humidity: 1.70" - 24.53", Elevation: 0" - 4182"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brand's Phacelia

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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