Phacelia ivesiana Torr.
Family: Boraginaceae
Ives' phacelia,  more...
[Phacelia invesiana Torr.]
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Max Licher  
Wiggins 1964, Jepson 1993, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Annual 5-30 cm tall with many prostrate or ascending branches, hirsutulous and slightly glandular throughout. Leaves: Lower leaves linear-oblong, 1.5-4 cm long, 5-15 mm wide, pinnately lobed into obtuse and entire segments, slender petioles usually longer than blades. Flowers: Few, short pedicellate flowers in lax, simple or few-branched short cymes, barely exceeding foliage, reaching 6 cm long and erect in fruit; calyx lobes linear to linear-oblanceolate, unequal, 3-5 mm long, about 0.5 mm wide, hirsute-ciliate, to 6 mm long and slightly exceeding capsule in fruit, tips spreading; corolla white to purplish, broadly funnelform, 2-4 mm long, about as broad, lobes 0.5-1 mm long, oval, whole corolla about equaling or slightly shorter than calyx; stamens 1-2 mm long, glabrous; scales very narrow to obsolete. Fruits: Capsule ovoid, obtuse, 3-5 mm long, puberulent with a short stiff and hairy tip. Ecology: Found in open sandy soils from 4,000-7,000 ft (1219-2134 m); flowers March-June. Ethnobotany: Unknown, but other species in the genera have uses. Etymology: Phacelia from Greek phacelo- for bundle, while ivesiana is named for Joseph Christmas Ives (1818-1868) who was a surveyor on the Whipple Expedition of 1853-1854. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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Photo ©Al Schneider, swcoloradowildflowers.com  
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Photo ©Al Schneider, swcoloradowildflowers.com  
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Photo ©Al Schneider, swcoloradowildflowers.com  
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Stephen Stern  
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