Phacelia curvipes

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Phacelia curvipes
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia
Species: P. curvipes
Binomial name
Phacelia curvipes

Phacelia curvipes is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae, known by the common names Washoe phacelia[1] and Washoe scorpionweed.[2] It is native to the southwestern United States, where it grows in many types of habitat, such as chaparral, oak and pine woodland, and forests.[3]


Phacelia curvipes is an annual herb producing a small, branching stem up to about 15 centimeters long. It is glandular and hairy in texture. The leaves are oval or lance-shaped, 1 to 4 centimeters long, and borne on petioles. The hairy inflorescence is a cyme of several flowers. The flower has a bell-shaped or rounded, flattened corolla under a centimeter long. It is blue or purple with a white throat.[3]


  1. ^ Phacelia curvipes Calflora.
  2. ^ Phacelia curvipes. NatureServe. 2012.
  3. ^ a b Phacelia curvipes. The Jepson Manual.

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