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Phacelia arizonica (Arizona phacelia)
Anderson, Wynn

Phacelia arizonica

Phacelia arizonica A. Gray

Arizona Phacelia, Arizona Scorpion-weed, Arizona Scorpionweed, Caterpillar Weed

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf family)

Synonym(s): Phacelia popei var. arizonica

USDA Symbol: PHAR13

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems procumbent to ascending, up to about 1 foot long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender.


Native Habitat: Rocky hillsides, plains, mesas.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phacelia arizonica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phacelia arizonica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phacelia arizonica


Record Modified: 2021-04-22
Research By: CBR

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