Caltha-leafed Phacelia, Calthaleaf Phacelia
Color: Purple to violet
Common name: Calthaleaf Phacelia, Caltha-leafed Phacelia
Latin name: Phacelia calthifolia
Height: 4-12 inches
Description: Phacelia calthifolia is an annual plant with bristly stems. The flowers are bell-shaped, about 1 cm diameter.
Leaf: The leaves are dark green, rounded to heart-shaped with a notched base, 1-3 cm long and wide, with an entire or serrated margin.
Range: n Mojave Desert
Habitat: Sandy soils, generally in creosote-bush scrub
Elevation: < 1000 m.
Flowering time: Mar–May
Notes: Phacelia calthifolia is a dicot that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. It can cause dermatitis. Distribution outside California: w Nevada. This photo was taken on February 12, 2005 in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California.
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