Phacelia species

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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
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to montane.
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.
References: Descr. adapted from Wyoming Natural Diversity Database State Species Abstract by Walter Fertig.
Notes: Rare plant found only in a few counties in Colorado and southern Wyoming.
Colorado Status
Native
Rare
Scientific Name Phacelia sericea USDA PLANTS Symbol
PHSE
Common Name Silky Phacelia, Purple Fringe ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
31592
Family Boraginacea (Forget-me-not), formerly Hydrophyllaceae Encyclopedia of Life Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine. Open areas, tundra and along roads and trails.
Plant: Erect, clustered perennial to 16 inches tall with stout, hairy stems.
Leaves: Deeply pinnately-divided stem and basal leaves with silvery hairs.
Inflorescence: Many small purple flowers in spike-like clusters up to 7 inches long, each flower with very long stamens extending past the petals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status
Native



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