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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Phacelia distans Benth.
Distant phacelia, Wild Heliotrope
USDA Symbol: PHDI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A finely hairy, branched plant, glandular in upper parts, with fern-like leaves and coils of broadly bell-shaped, blue to bluish-purple flowers.
This plant matures rapidly as the soil dries in the late spring. Despite one of its common names, it is not related to garden heliotropes.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
AZ , CA , MA , NV , WI Native Distribution:
Northern California south to Baja California and east to southern Nevada and eastern Arizona. Native Habitat:
Fields, brushy slopes, and washes. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff