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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Phacelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phacelia californica Cham.
Habit: Perennial herb 15--90 cm. Stem: decumbent to erect, generally densely stiff-hairy, not glandular. Leaf: mostly basal; blade 50--200 mm, < or > petiole, ovate, generally compound, sometimes dissected, leaflets 3--7, veins of basal leaves prominent, deeply impressed or not; distal-most leaves often simple, entire. Flower: calyx lobes 3--5 mm, 6--8 mm in fruit, +- not alike, narrowly oblong to narrowly ovate; corolla 4--7 mm, bell-shaped, blue to lavender (white), limb 4--6 mm diam, scales fused to filament bases, oblong; stamens 7--10 mm, hairy; style 8--12 mm, cleft 1/2. Fruit: 3--4 mm, narrowly ovoid, stiff-hairy. Seed: 1--2, 2--2.5 mm, pitted in +- longitudinal rows. Chromosomes: n=22.
Ecology: Bluffs, open slopes, road cuts, chaparral, woodland; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, CCo, SnFrB. Flowering Time: Mar--Sep Note: Intergrades with Phacelia imbricata.
Synonyms: Phacelia biolettii Greene; Phacelia magellanica (Lam.) Coville var. californica (Cham.) Jeps. & V.L. Bailey
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Phacelia breweri
Next taxon: Phacelia calthifolia
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen 2016. Phacelia californica, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37426, accessed on May 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 04, 2016.