Phacelia distans Benth.
Phacelia cinerea Eastw. ex J.F. Macbr.
Phacelia distans Benth. var. australis Brand
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|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||distans||Separated, 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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2/26/2010 · Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA
≈ 2½ × 2" (6.8 × 6 cm) ID is uncertain
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