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Phacelia bipinnatifida

Common Name(s):
Loose-flowered phacelia, Purple phacelia
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Phacelia support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Micrandrena) lamellitergaAndrena (Euandrena) phaceliaeHoplitis (Robertsonella) simplex.

Season:
Spring into early summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Branching, hairy stem; pinnately divided leaves with 3-7 lobed segments; sharply toothed; long-stalked; thick bushy clump
Flower:
0.5 in. blue to violet lobed, bell-shaped flowers; prominent stamens; more or less one-sided raceme; petals not fringed
Site:
Moist woods, slopes, stream banks
Life Cycle:
Biennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2681

Phacelia bipinnatifida Flowers
Halpaugh, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Phacelia bipinnatifida Close up of leaf
Derek Ramsey, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Phacelia bipinnatifida Close up of flower
Derek Ramsey, CC-BY-SA-3.0