Phacelia ramosissima

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Phacelia ramosissima
Phacelia ramosissima, Sta Clarita.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia
Species: P. ramosissima
Binomial name
Phacelia ramosissima
Dougl. ex Lehm.

Phacelia ramosissima is a species of phacelia known by the common name branching phacelia.[1][2] It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California and the Southwestern United States, where it can be found in many types of habitat.

It is variable in appearance, and there are many intergrading varieties. In general it is a spreading or sprawling prostrate or upright perennial herb which may approach 1.5 meters (4.5 feet) in stem length. It is branched, hairless to densely hairy, and sometimes glandular. The leaves are 4 to 20 centimeters long and most are divided into several toothed or lobed leaflets (see image at left). The inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is under a centimeter long and white to lavender in color with protruding stamens.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Phacelia ramosissima". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

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Phacelia ramosissima leaves, branched stems, and flowerheads