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Phacelia ramosissima
branched phacelia
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; south-central British Columbia to California, east to southwestern Idaho and Arizona.

Habitat: Dry, open places in the plains and foothills, commonly on basaltic talus, ledges and cliffs.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Strongly glandular-hairy and odoriferous perennial from a taproot and branched crown, the numerous coarse but weak and brittle stems 5-15 dm. long, simple or branched, prostrate or ascending.

Leaves:

Leaves mostly cauline, short-petiolate, up to 20 cm. long and 10 cm. wide, pinnately compound with coarsely toothed or cleft and again toothed leaflets.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a short, dense, helicoid cyme, the peduncles short, once or twice forked; sepals 5, oblanceolate, 4-6 mm. long; corolla white or lavender, broadly funnelform, the limb 6-12 mm. wide; filaments glabrous, exerted; style cleft to well below the middle.

Fruits:

Fruit a capsule, with 2-4 strongly pitted seeds.

Accepted Name:
Phacelia ramosissima Douglas ex Lehm.
Publication: Nov. Stirp. Pug. [Lehmann] 2: 21. 1830.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. ramosissima – branched phacelia    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; south-central British Columbia to California, east to southwestern Idaho and Arizona.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Phacelia ramosissima checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Phacelia ramosissima atlas page.

CalPhotos: Phacelia ramosissima photos.

USDA Plants: Phacelia ramosissima information.

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