Aven Nelson's Phacelia
Color: White, pale blue, lavender
Common name: Aven Nelson's Phacelia
Latin name: Phacelia anelsonii
Height: 4 to 19 inches
Description: Stem erect, generally simple
Leaf: 15–80 mm, lower leaves are deeply lobed, upper are toothed.
Range: E Desert Mountains (New York Mtns)
Habitat: Sandy or gravelly soils, creosote-bush scrub, woodland.
Elevation: 1200–1500 m
Flowering time: Apr–May
Notes: Photographed April 30, 2005, in the New York Mtns., Malpais Spring, Castle Peaks - Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, Calif. An annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California to sw Utah. Included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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