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Phacelia hydrophylloides  Torr. ex A. Gray
Water leaf phacelia,   Waterleaf phacelia
Phacelia hydrophylloides 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: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Phacelia hydrophylloides from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHHY)

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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Phacelia hydrophylloides is a species of phacelia known by the common name waterleaf phacelia. It is native to California, Oregon, and Nevada, where it can be found in the southern Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada. It grows in mountain habitat such as meadows and forest. Description Phacelia hydrophylloides is a perennial herb growing decumbent or somewhat upright with hairy stems reaching a maximum length near 30 centimeters. The toothed or lobed oval leaves are up to 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a dense headlike coil of several bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is under a centimeter long and whitish to purple-blue in color, with protruding stamens. (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: 07/20/2024).