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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Phacelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phacelia ciliata Benth.
Habit: Annual 10--55 cm. Stem: generally erect, simple or branched at base, puberulent to short-hairy, +- glandular. Leaf: 30--150 mm; blade generally > petiole, oblong to ovate, deeply lobed to compound, segments toothed to lobed. Flower: calyx lobes 4--6 mm, 6--10 mm in fruit, ovate to lanceolate, opaque to +- translucent, puberulent, +- stiff-ciliate, midrib and 2° veins raised; corolla 8--10 mm, funnel- to bell-shaped, tube pale blue, lobes blue, scales fused to filament bases, ovate; stamens 8--12 mm, +- glabrous, filaments white to purple; style 6--8 mm, cleft 3/4. Fruit: 4--5 mm, +- spheric, short-hairy. Seed: generally 4, 2.5--3.5 mm, pitted. Chromosomes: n=11.
Ecology: Clay or gravelly slopes in grassland, fields; Elevation: < 1850 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoR, c&s SNF, Teh, ScV (Sutter Buttes), SnJV, n CCo (Lake Merced, San Francisco Co.), SnFrB, SCoRI, SW (exc ChI); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--Jun Note: If recognized taxonomically, plants on clay soils in SnJV, with lanceolate, opaque calyx lobes, assignable to Phacelia ciliata var. opaca J.T. Howell, Merced phacelia.
Synonyms: Phacelia acanthominthoides Elmer
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida
Next taxon: Phacelia coerulea
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen 2017. Phacelia ciliata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=37432, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.