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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Phacelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phacelia affinis A. Gray
Habit: Annual 6--30 cm, aromatic. Stem: erect, simple to branched at base, short-hairy, minutely glandular distally, hairs spreading to reflexed, glands dark. Leaf: 8--70 mm; blade > petiole, narrowly oblong, deeply lobed to compound, lobes entire, leaflets +- lobed. Inflorescence: exceeding leaves, open proximally; pedicels < 10 mm in fruit, straight. Flower: calyx lobes 4--5 mm, 6--10 mm in fruit, oblanceolate, short-stiff-hairy, minutely glandular; corolla 3--5 mm, bell-shaped, tube yellow, lobes white to lavender, scales 0 or free from filaments, linear; stamens 2--3 mm, glabrous; style 1--2 mm, cleft < 1/4, generally glabrous. Fruit: 4--6 mm, oblong to ellipsoid, puberulent proximally, sparsely short-glandular-hairy distally. Seed: 15--30, +- 1 mm; cross-furrows 5--8. Chromosomes: n=11,12.
Ecology: Open, sandy or gravelly areas; Elevation: 500--3400 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCoRI (Caliente Mtn), TR, PR, W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, New Mexico, Sonora, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Esp abundant after fire. If recognized taxonomically, plants with spreading stem hairs, glandular proximal leaves assignable to Phacelia affinis var. patens J.T. Howell.
Synonyms: Phacelia rugulosa Lemmon ex Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Phacelia adenophora
Next taxon: Phacelia amabilis
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen 2017. Phacelia affinis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=37404, accessed on April 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 28, 2017.