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Phacelia imbricata ssp. patula

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Species Name: Phacelia imbricata ssp patula
Common Name: Imbricate Phacelia

An excellent perennial herb for pollinators, this plant attracts many beneficial insects. Foliage stays low with tall flowering stalks that bear fiddleneck-like clusters of white flowers. Native to higher elevations of our local mountains.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Low basal growth with tall flower stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 7800'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: San Gabriel Mtns, San Bernardino Mtns, Peninsular Range. Elevation: 2250-7800'
Natural Habitat: Slopes, roadsides, flats, canyons, chaparral, woodland

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