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Phacelia procera  A. Gray
Tall phacelia
Phacelia procera 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

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHPR2)

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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Phacelia procera is a species of phacelia known by the common name tall phacelia. It is native to the northwestern United States as far south as the Sierra Nevada, where it grows in mountainous habitat, such as forests, meadows, and talus. It is a perennial herb producing an erect stem from a taproot, reaching a maximum height around two meters. It is hairy in texture, some of the hairs black and glandular. The lance-shaped or oval leaves are up to 12 centimeters long and toothed or lobed along the edges. The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is under a centimeter long and white to greenish or brownish in color. It is surrounded by a calyx of pointed sepals coated in black glandular hairs. (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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/24/2024).