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Phacelia bolanderi (Bolander's phacelia)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Phacelia bolanderi

Phacelia bolanderi A. Gray

Bolander's phacelia, Flowered grape leaf

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Rich soils with some summer water.
Conditions Comments: This phacelia is short-lived but often reseeds.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Description: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Oregon Native Plant Nursery - Woodburn, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-04-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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