Phacelia patuliflora (Engelm. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Blue Phacelia, Sand phacelia, Sand Scorpion-weed
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
USDA Symbol: PHPA4
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Native Habitat: Woodlands edge, Opening, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Stream banks
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy Loam Sandy
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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phacelia patuliflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phacelia patuliflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phacelia patuliflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: DEW, JSC