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Phacelia ciliata

Phacelia ciliata Benth.

 

Great Valley Phacelia

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyBoraginaceaeBorages or forget-me-nots
GenusPhaceliaBased on the Greek phakelos, meaning “cluster,” and alluding to the densely crowded flower spikes of most species of the genus
SpeciesciliataName given to indicate a slight fringing like an eyelash that might occur on petals, leaves, petioles or other plant parts

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Phacelia ciliata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Nov 2013.

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Phacelia ciliata (Great Valley Phacelia)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Phacelia ciliata (Great Valley Phacelia)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Phacelia ciliata (Great Valley Phacelia)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 3 × 4½" (8.1 × 11 cm)

Phacelia ciliata (Great Valley Phacelia)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Phacelia ciliata (Great Valley Phacelia)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

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