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Great Valley Phacelia
Phacelia ciliata
  
About Great Valley Phacelia (Phacelia ciliata) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia ciliata is a species of phacelia known by the common name Great Valley phacelia. It is native to California, where it can be found in many of the coastal mountain ranges, the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada foothills; its distribution extends into Baja California. It grows in grassland and low mountain slopes. It is an annual herb growing erect to a maximum height near half a meter. The branching or unbranched stem is hairy and lightly hairy. The oblong or oval leaves are up to 15 centimeters long, the larger ones divided into lobed or toothed leaflets. The flower cluster is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of many flowers. Each funnel- or bell-shaped flower has deeply veined, hair-lined sepals and a blue corolla with a pale throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1.8 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8*, 9*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Clay or gravelly slopes in grassy places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.4" - 49.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 1.27", Coldest Month: 32.6" - 55.6", Hottest Month: 58.2" - 80.0", Humidity: 0.45" - 27.47", Elevation: -7" - 6065"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Great Valley Scorpionweed


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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