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Changeable Phacelia
Phacelia mutabilis
About Changeable Phacelia (Phacelia mutabilis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia mutabilis is a species of phacelia known by the common name changeable phacelia. It is native to the western United States, where it can be found in mountains and foothills, in forested and open habitat types, and deserts. It is a perennial herb growing mat-like, decumbent, or upright with hairy stems reaching 60 centimeters in maximum length. The leaves have lance-shaped or oval blades which are sometimes divided into 3 segments. The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of tubular to bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is about half a centimeter long and white, yellowish or purplish in color with long protruding stamens. It is surrounded by a calyx of elongated, hairy sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb, Perennial herb

0.33 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.6" - 148.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 5.40", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.23" - 22.66", Elevation: 300" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Changeable 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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