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Phacelia bipinnatifida

Phonetic Spelling
fa-SEE-lee-uh by-pin-uh-TIFF-ih-duh
Description

Purple Phacelia is a biennial forb found in rocky forests. Seeds of this plant may be planted directly into gardens.

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

 

Site: Moist woods, slopes, stream banks

See this plant in the following landscape:
Shaded Slope
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plants#nectar plant#small mammals#specialized bees#pollinator plant#food source nectar#food source pollen#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#bee friendly#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plants#nectar plant#small mammals#specialized bees#pollinator plant#food source nectar#food source pollen#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#bee friendly#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phacelia
    Species:
    bipinnatifida
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Biennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit becomes available in June.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    blue to violet lobed, prominent stamens; more or less one-sided raceme; petals not fringed. Flowers bloom April-May
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Branching, pinnately divided leaves with 3-7 lobed segments; sharply toothed; long-stalked; thick bushy clump
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Hairy stem
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees