Phacelia insularis

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Phacelia insularis
Phacelia insularis insularis.jpg
var. insularis

Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia
P. insularis
Binomial name
Phacelia insularis

Phacelia insularis, the coast phacelia[1] is a rare species of phacelia. It is endemic to California, where it has a disjunct distribution.


Phacelia insularis is an annual herb with stems reaching about 20 centimeters long, the North Coast variety decumbent or somewhat upright and the island variety growing erect. It is glandular and coated in stiff hairs. The leaves may be up to 8 centimeters long and are borne on petioles. The larger leaves have blades divided deeply into lobes. The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of many purple flowers. The North Coast variety has bell-shaped flowers under a centimeter in length, while the island variety has wider, sometimes larger flowers.


  1. ^ "Phacelia insularis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile

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