Phacelia calthifolia

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Phacelia calthifolia
Phacelia calthifolia 4.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia
P. calthifolia
Binomial name
Phacelia calthifolia

Phacelia calthifolia (calthaleaf phacelia or caltha-leaved phacelia), is a flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is native to the Mojave Desert in southeastern California and western Nevada, between Barstow, California, and the Death Valley area, where it occurs below 1,000 m in sandy soils.

It is an annual plant growing to 30 cm tall, with bristly stems. The leaves are dark green, rounded to heart-shaped with a notched base, 1–3 cm long and wide, with an entire or serrated margin. The flowers are bell-shaped, about 1 cm diameter, purple to violet in color.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Jon Mark Stewart, 1998, pg. 152

External links[edit]

Caltha-leaved phacelia, Death Valley National Park, March 2005