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Phacelia hastata (Silverleaf phacelia)
Glase, Terry

Phacelia hastata

Phacelia hastata Douglas ex Lehm.

Silverleaf Phacelia, Whiteleaf Phacelia

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Many tight coils of small, white or pale purple flowers, on short branches at ends of leafy stems, bristly hairy because of harsh hairs on calyx lobes.

This species belongs to a complex group of closely related plants of dry, rocky mountain habitat, all with whitish flowers. They are distinguished from other Phacelias by their leaf veins.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NE , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Southern British Columbia to northern California; east to western Nebraska, Colorado, and Alberta.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky places among sagebrush and in coniferous forests.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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