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Phacelia humilis
low phacelia
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Nevada.

Habitat: Moist to moderately dry soil at low to middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Low annual, the stem with short, spreading hairs, 0.5-3 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves cauline, entire, short-petiolate, the blade oblanceolate to ovate, 0.5-4 cm. long and 2-25 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Inflorescence of 1 or more compact, bracteate clusters, on peduncles from the leaf axils or terminal; calyx divided nearly to the base, the 5 lobes narrow, bristly; corolla bell-shaped, lavender to blue-violet, 4-7 mm. long and wide; filaments barely exerted; style 2-cleft at least to the middle.

Fruits:

Fruit a capsule, the seeds 1-4, finely pitted.

Accepted Name:
Phacelia humilis Torr. & A. Gray
Publication: in Pacif. Rail. Rep. ii. 122. t. 7. 1857.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. humilis – low phacelia    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Nevada.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Phacelia humilis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Phacelia humilis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Phacelia humilis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Phacelia humilis photos.

USDA Plants: Phacelia humilis information.

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