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Phacelia egena

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Species Name: Phacelia egena
Common Name: Kaweah River Scorpionweed

This phacelia forms clumping white rosettes of textured grey-green foliage. Flower stalks give the appearance of a scorpion's tail or octopus tenacle. A good nectar source for butterflies.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-24 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: White
Distribution: Northwestern California (except North Coast), Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, Central Western California (except Central Coast), Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains.
Natural Habitat: Slopes, streambanks, flats, chaparral, woodland

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