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Scientific Name: Phacelia tanacetifolia
Pronunciation: fah-SEE-lee-ah tan-uh-kee-tee-FOH-lee-uh
Common Name: fiddleneck, lacy phacelia
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves mostly divided into smaller leaflets, deeply cut into toothed lobes; inflorescence a coiling cyme of bell-shaped florets, blue-lavender, <1 cm long except for protruding stamens.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Irregular
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
fiddleneck, lacy phacelia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Lobed
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Dentate, Incised, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue, Violet
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" (only germinate in darkness)

Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Green

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
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