Aven Nelson's Phacelia

Phacelia anelsonii

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

Aven Nelson's Phacelia growing in rock

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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