Phacelia congesta Hook.
Caterpillars, Blue Curls, Fiddleneck
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)USDA Symbol: PHCO2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Blue-Curls, Spike Phacelia
Location: Vacant land W of Nachogdoches Rd. & S of Spring Farm St.--San Antonio.
Habitat: Open, level, grassy field with many species of other herbaceous plants. This one few, scattered.
Description: Erect, single-stalked annual, to 60 cm tall, much branched, viscid & pubescent. Leaves alternate, petioled; lower ones 1-2 pinnate, uppers binnatified, all hirsute. Infloresence terminal on most branches--scorpoid cymes, to 8 cm long (matured). Flowers blue, campanulate. Fruit a 4-seed, globose capsule, 3-4 mm dia. Seed dk brown, 1x3 mm. Corrugated lengthwise.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 11, 1990
Specimen number: 392
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0583
Accession Date: Nov 23, 1993
Accession Number: 44 Annotations: SCFRB