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Phacelia fremontii  Torr.
Fremont's phacelia
Phacelia fremontii is an annual 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

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFPhacelia brannanii
JEFPhacelia hallii
Information about  Phacelia fremontii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHFR2)

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[Wikipedia] Habitat & Description: Phacelia fremontii (Frémont's phacelia) is a flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae native to the southwestern United States. In California, its range includes the Mojave Desert, the San Joaquin Valley, the Coast Ranges, and the Sierra Nevada.[2][3] It was named for John C. Frémont.[4] Description Phacelia fremontii is an aromatic annual plant with a branching decumbent or erect stem up to 30 centimeters long. It is hairy, and glandular toward the inflorescence. The leaves are deeply lobed or divided into rounded leaflets, 15 to 50 millimetres (0.6 to 2.0 in). Calyx lobes are 3 to 5 millimetres (0.12 to 0.20 in), linear to oblanceolate, with short glandular hairs. The flower has a funnel- or bell-shaped corolla up to 1.5 to 2 centimeters long. It is blue, pink, or purple with a yellow throat.[2] The plant grows on sandy or gravelly soils in several habitat types, including scrub and grassland.[5] (contributed 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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/28/2023).