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Phacelia sericea  (Graham) A. Gray
Silky phacelia
Phacelia sericea is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Phacelia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Information about  Phacelia sericea from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (PHSE)

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[wikipedia] Habitat, Range: Phacelia sericea, the silky phacelia or blue alpine phacelia, is a showy perennial species of Phacelia endemic to western North America.[1] It grows mainly at subalpine to alpine elevations in forest openings or above treeline among rocks and sand.[2][3] Sericea comes from the Latin sericeus, or silky, referring to the fine hairs on the leaves and stem. Phacelia sericea is a subalpine to alpine species of open well-drained slopes, usually above 1500 m elevation, it is found in the mountains of Vancouver Island, the southern British Columbia Pacific Ranges, the Rocky Mountains from Banff National Park to southern Colorado, Olympic National Park, the Cascade Range of Washington, the mountains of eastern Oregon and the northernmost counties of California, and the mountains of Idaho, Nevada and Utah.[5] It generally blooms from near the end of May through the end of August.[5] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/24/2024).