Friday, January 15, 2016

Phacelia tanacetifolia (Tansy-leafed Phacelia, Lacy Phacelia)

3/20/05 Hwy. 58 through the Temblor Mountains, San Luis Obispo County, CA

3/20/05 Hwy. 58 through the Temblors

3/22/03 Hagen Canyon Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA 

3/25/01 Jawbone Road, Jawbone Canyon OHV Area, Kern County, CA


COMMON NAME: Tansy-leaf Phacelia, Lacy Phacelia

SPECIES: Phacelia tanacetifolia

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/25/2001 

LOCATION: Jawbone Road, Jawbone Canyon OHV Area (BLM), Kern County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual 15–100 cm

Stem erect, 0–few-branched, ± short-stiff-hairy, glandular-puberulent

Leaf 20–200 mm; blade > petiole, ± oblong to ovate, generally compound, leaflets toothed to lobed

Flower ± sessile; calyx lobes 4–6 mm, 6–8 mm in fruit, ± linear, densely long-hairy; corolla 6–9 mm, widely bell-shaped, blue, ± persistent in fruit, scales narrow; stamens 9–15 mm, glabrous; style 11–15 mm, glabrous

Fruit 3–4 mm, ± ovoid, glabrous; tip puberulent to short-hairy

Seeds 1–2, 2–3 mm, wrinkled, pitted

Ecology: Sandy to gravelly slopes, open areas

Elevation: < 2000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: s Outer North Coast Ranges, c&s Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, s Sacramento Valley (Sutter Buttes), San Joaquin Valley, e San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California (except Channel Islands), Mojave Desert 

Distribution outside California: s Nevada, Arizona

Flowering time: Mar–May
Horticultural information: SUN, DRN: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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