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Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua

Scorpionweed, Desert Heliotrope

Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua
Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua
Phacelia crenulata v.ambigua

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: oblanceolate or lanceolate
leaf surface3: hairy
leaf margin3: pinnatifid
Flower color2: violet or indigo or blue
Flowering period2: Feb. to June
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Hydrophyllaceae (waterleaf family)
Synonym(s)1: Phacelia ambigua, Phacelia minutiflora
Status: abundant,widespread
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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