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Sonoran Desert Plants
Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua (Scorpionweed, Desert Heliotrope)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua

 Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: violet or indigo or blue
Flowering Period: Feb. to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Abundance: abundant,widespread
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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