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Phacelia californica

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Species Name: Phacelia californica
Common Name: California Phacelia

California phacelia forms clumping rosettes of textured grey-green foliage. In spring, flower stems rise 12-18 inches with coiled clusters of lavender flowers. A good nectar source for butterflies.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-18 in. H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?:
Distribution: North Coast, Outer North Coast Range, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay
Natural Habitat: Bluffs, open slopes, roadcuts, chaparral, woodland

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