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Phacelia purshii (Miami mist)
Cressler, Alan

Phacelia purshii

Phacelia purshii Buckley

Miami Mist

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Synonym(s): Phacelia bicknellii, Phacelia boykinii

USDA Symbol: PHPU3

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


From the Image Gallery

6 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MI , MO , NC , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist


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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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