Phacelia integrifolia Torr.
Gyp Blue-curls, Gypsum Phacelia
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
USDA Symbol: PHIN
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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, Savannas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Clay Clay Loam Medium Loam Sandy Loam, Sandy
BenefitUse Ornamental: Rock gardens, Pocket prairie, Wildflower meadow, Blooms ornamental
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phacelia integrifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phacelia integrifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phacelia integrifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff