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Phacelia minor

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Species Name: Phacelia minor
Common Name: California bluebell, Wild Canterbury Bells

Deep blue to purple bell-shaped flowers. A good nectar source for butterflies.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 8-24 in. H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, few stemmed, bell-shaped flowers
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: Deep blue to purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: South Coast, eastmost Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, Peninsular Ranges, western Sonoran Desert
Natural Habitat: Open areas, burns, slopes to 5,000'

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