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Phacelia distans

Phacelia distans Benth.

Phacelia cinerea Eastw. ex J.F. Macbr.

Phacelia distans Benth. var. australis Brand

Wild Heliotrope

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
SpeciesdistansSeparated, apart, widely-spaced, in reference to the long, exserted stamens, which are apart from each other

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Phacelia distans description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 Jan 2012.

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Phacelia distans (Wild Heliotrope)

2/26/2010 · Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA
≈ 2½ × 2" (6.8 × 6 cm) ID is uncertain

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