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Phacelia integrifolia (Gyp blue-curls)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Phacelia integrifolia

Phacelia integrifolia Torr.

Gyp Blue-curls, Gypsum Phacelia

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PHIN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Glandular, malodorous, sticky, commonly stout, leafy stems with purplish-lavender or bluish-purple flowers in coils at ends of upper branches.

Phacelia is a large, mostly western American genus distinguished by bluish or purplish flowers in coils usually with protruding stamens. Identification of individual species is determined by technical features, such as seed details.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southern Utah south to Arizona and northern Mexico, and east to New Mexico, western Texas, and western Oklahoma.
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Clay Clay Loam Medium Loam Sandy Loam, Sandy

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Rock gardens, Pocket prairie, Wildflower meadow, Blooms ornamental
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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