Phacelia campanularia A. Gray
Desertbells, desert bell, desert bluebells
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Boraginaceae||Borages or forget-me-nots|
|Genus||Phacelia||Based on the Greek phakelos, meaning “cluster,” and alluding to the densely crowded flower spikes of most species of the genus|
|Species||campanularia||Bell-flowered or bell-shaped, like Campanula, the bellflower|
About plant names...
Desert bluebells are natives of the Mojava and Sonoran deserts.
Identification: Plants are up to 20" (50 cm) tall, but usually
Leaves are dark green, hairy, heart-shaped, with coarse teeth. Stem and leaf veins are reddish, and hairy. Flowers are bell-shaped, ½-1½" (1.5-4 cm)
around, with five
petals, and are deep blue to purple.
Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and the Plants of the Sonoran Desert
George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Wildflowers in Santa Barbara
The Mindbird Maps and Books unofficial Mojave National Preserve site
Phacelia campanularia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
© FloraFinder.org. All rights reserved.
2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
≈ 9 × 9" (23 × 23 cm)
Range: Zones 7a-10b:
About this map...