Phacelia ivesiana

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

Phacelia ivesiana is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Its common names include Ives' phacelia[1] and Ives' scorpionweed.[2] It is divided into varieties that have been called sticky scorpionweed.[3] It is native to the western United States.[4]


Phacelia ivesiana is an aromatic annual herb growing up to about 25 centimeters in maximum height. It has a branching, spreading, hairy stem which is often glandular. The leaves are up to 6 centimeters long and deeply lobed or divided into segments. The inflorescence is a cyme of bell-shaped flowers each only about 4 millimeters long. The flowers are white with tubular yellow throats. The fruit is a beaked capsule a few millimeters long.[4]


  1. ^ Phacelia ivesiana. USDA PLANTS
  2. ^ Phacelia ivesiana. NatureServe. 2012.
  3. ^ Phacelia ivesiana. Idaho Fish and Game.
  4. ^ a b Phacelia ivesiana. The Jepson Manual.

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