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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Phacelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phacelia coerulea Greene
Habit: Annual 12--40 cm, aromatic. Stem: ascending to erect, simple to branched at base, puberulent to sparsely short-glandular-hairy. Leaf: 15--70 mm; blade generally > petiole, oblong to oblanceolate, generally lobed toward base, crenate distally. Flower: calyx lobes 2--3 mm, 3--4 mm in fruit, +- not alike, +- oblong to narrowly ovate, short-hairy, short-glandular-hairy; corolla 3--5 mm, bell-shaped, pale blue to pale purple, scales fused to filament bases, crescent-shaped; stamens 2--3 mm, included, glabrous; style 2--3 mm, included, cleft 2/3. Fruit: 2.5--3.5 mm, spheric, sparsely puberulent. Seed: generally 4, 2--3 mm, margin +- corrugated; abaxial surface pitted; adaxial surface with central ridge separating 2 longitudinal grooves, ridge corrugated along 1 side. Chromosomes: n=11.
Ecology: Open, sandy to rocky areas, generally in creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: 1400--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Phacelia ciliata
Next taxon: Phacelia congdonii
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen 2016. Phacelia coerulea, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37434, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.