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|Genus: Phacelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phacelia stellaris Brand
Habit: Annual 6--25 cm. Stem: spreading to ascending, generally branched at base, puberulent. Leaf: +- basal, 5--70 mm; blade generally > petiole, oblanceolate to ovate, deeply lobed to compound, segments rounded to obtuse. Inflorescence: pedicels 2--15 mm, curved. Flower: calyx lobes 2--5 mm, 4--8 mm in fruit, not alike, especially in fruit, oblanceolate to obovate, short-stiff-hairy, glandular; corolla deciduous in fruit, 3--5(7) mm, bell-shaped, light blue to +- purple, scales fused to filament bases, deltate or oblong, occasionally not alike; stamens 2--4 mm, included, generally glabrous; style 1--3 mm, included, cleft 1/2. Fruit: 4.5--6 mm, ovoid, sparsely short-hairy. Seed: 8--20, 0.5--1 mm, pitted. Chromosomes: n=11.
Ecology: Open areas, coastal-sage scrub; Elevation: < 400 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Some plants from near southeastern WTR foothills similar to Phacelia douglasii.
Synonyms: Phacelia douglasii (Benth.) Torr. subsp. cryptantha (Brand) R.M. Beauch.; Phacelia douglasii var. cryptantha Brand; Phacelia palmeri Vasey & Rose
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 stebbinsii
Next taxon: Phacelia suaveolens
Citation for this treatment: Genevieve K. Walden, Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrison & Debra R. Hansen 2016. Phacelia stellaris, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37453, accessed on August 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 30, 2016.