Annual wildflower, native to the Western US desert. Named for the shape of its flowerstalk and inflorescence. The ferny foliage is in itself an asset, even while waiting for bloom.
||drought-tolerant, probably requires well-drained soil
||germinates quickly at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early July|
|The fading flowers are intriguing, if not exactly pretty - they look like they want to catch flies and chomp 'm up! ||
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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|elzo Stubbe||Feb 02, 2010||Great great great green manure|
|Susan||Aug 30, 2010||I am a horticulture student in the UK. Your photographs and descriptions are very useful for plant identification. Keep up the good work.|
|Andrea||Jun 25, 2011||I found your page when I was looking for photos that would help me to identify a wild plant in my garden. Actually I mistook it for the dangerous Ambrosia. Thanks to your destailed photos I am now sure it is just a Phacelia. Thank a lot, your website was of great help! And saved the life of the plant ;-)|
- Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (50%G, 4d)
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (82%G, 5d). Already very long roots at 5d.
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 4d). Already very long roots at 4d.
- Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 70F (13%G, 3-5d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (17%G, 3-6d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (4%G, 3-5d)
Clothier says it needs dark to germinate.
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