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Phacelia patuliflora (Engelm. & Gray) Gray
Blue Phacelia, Sand phacelia, Sand Scorpion-weed
USDA Symbol: PHPA4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
TX Native Habitat:
Woodlands edge, Opening, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Stream banks USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy Loam
Conditions Comments: This plant has erect to declining stems. The light blue to lavender flowers have a white eye. Easy to grow from seed if given good drainage and regular water. This plant does best if sheltered from the west sun and does well in woodland areas where it will self sow and form large colonies.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Low growing, Grows in clumps, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Flowers-Butterflies & moths, Nectar- bees, Nectar- butterflies, Flowers-Bees
Warning: Some Phacelia species produce a skin irritation in sensitive people, similar to that of poison oak or poison ivy.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: DEW, JSC