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Sonoran Desert Plants
Phacelia distans (Blue-eyed Scorpion-weed,Fernleaf Phacelia)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Phacelia distans

 Phacelia distans

 Phacelia distans

 Phacelia distans

Habitat: washes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: lavender or violet or purple
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.M. Guilliams, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 10. Eudicots: Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae and Boraginaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-1, 1-60 page 44 (5.9 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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