Phacelia bolanderi A. Gray
Bolander's Phacelia, Flowered Grape Leaf
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
USDA Symbol: PHBO
This 8 in. tall perennial bears semi-prostrate stems, creating a mature plant width of up to 3 ft. The leaves are grape-like. Each stem ends in a coil of flower buds which open into saucer-shaped, pale-blue flowers.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Immediate coast from Sonoma Co., CA to Coos Bay, OR; inland to Siskiyou Co., CA
Native Habitat: Dry to moist, coastal woodland areas below 1000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Rich soils with some summer water.
Conditions Comments: This phacelia is short-lived but often reseeds.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phacelia bolanderi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phacelia bolanderi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phacelia bolanderi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-04-01
Research By: TWC Staff