Notch-leaved Phacelia

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

Color: Purple

Common name: Notch-leaved Phacelia

Latin name: Phacelia crenulata


Height: 3-24 inches

Description: Phacelia crenulata has bell-shaped flowers that are violet to blue-purple in color and are up to one centimeter long.

Leaf: The 8-12 cm leaves are crenate to deeply lobed and short hairy with glands.

Range: Desert, se Modoc Plateau, East of Sierra Nevada

Habitat: Sandy to gravelly washes, slopes

Elevation: < 2200 m.

Flowering time: Mar-May

Notes: Phacelia crenulata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. The foul-smelling plant can produce a skin rash similar to that produced by poison ivy. Distribution outside California: to Utah, Arizona, nw Mexico. This photo was made Feb. 16, 2005 near Ludlow, San Bernardino County, California.

Phacelia crenulata leaves are crenate to deeply lobed

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