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Longstalk Phacelia
Phacelia longipes
About Longstalk Phacelia (Phacelia longipes) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia longipes is a species of phacelia known by the common name longstalk phacelia. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Transverse Ranges and adjacent western Mojave Desert. Its habitat includes chaparral, woodland, and forest, in rocky soils. It is an annual herb growing decumbent or erect to a maximum length of about 40 centimeters. It is hairy and coated lightly in soft and stiff hairs. Most of the leaves are low on the plant, the toothed oval blades borne on long petioles. The hairy, hairy flower cluster is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is roughly a centimeter long and white to light blue in color. It has a calyx of linear sepals and five long, protruding stamens.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 8 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Gravelly or rocky places

Annual Precipitation: 3.1" - 52.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 2.66", Coldest Month: 33.4" - 59.1", Hottest Month: 53.4" - 88.6", Humidity: 1.33" - 39.11", Elevation: 58" - 10045"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Longstalk 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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