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Blacktack Phacelia
Phacelia pachyphylla
About Blacktack Phacelia (Phacelia pachyphylla) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Phacelia pachyphylla is a species of phacelia known by the common name blacktack phacelia. It is native to the deserts of California and Baja California, where it grows in sandy alkali flats and scrub. It is an annual herb growing erect to a maximum height around 17 centimeters. It is glandular in texture, the hairs tipped with bulbous glands. The leaves, which are mostly arranged around the base of the stem, have crinkly or wavy-edged rounded blades on petioles a few centimeters long. The hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is about half a centimeter long and light purple in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 - 6.7 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.3" - 22.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.38" - 3.11", Coldest Month: 39.3" - 60.3", Hottest Month: 61.8" - 88.3", Humidity: 3.67" - 41.88", Elevation: 202" - 7763"

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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