|Scientific Name||Phacelia denticulata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHDE2|
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Scorpionweed, Rocky Mountain Phacelia||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31484|
|Family||Boraginacea (Forget-me-not), formerly Hydrophyllaceae||Univ. of Wyoming Reference||Click Here|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to montane (5500 to 10000 ft.); sandy or rocky soils.
Plant: Erect annual to 2 to 16 inches tall with hairy, sticky stems.
Leaves: Pinnately-lobed leaves 1/2 inch to 3 inches long.
Inflorescence: Very small (less than 1/8-inch across) pale blue flowers in partially coiled racemes, petals with coarse, toothed edges, stamens not extending past the petals.
Bloom Period: June and July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database State Species Abstract by Walter Fertig.
Notes: Rare plant found only in a few counties in Colorado and southern Wyoming.
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