General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Malodorous
Other: Said to have the scent of onions.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Handling plant may cause contact dermatitis in some individuals.

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Common names
  • Scorpionweed
  • Crenulate Phacelia
  • Notch-Leafed Phacelia
  • Crenate Phacelia
  • Cleft-leaf wild Heliotrope
  • Notchleaf Phacelia

Photo Gallery
Location: Death Valley
Date: 2016-03-04
During 2016 superbloom
Location: Death Valley
Date: 2016-03-04
During 2016 superbloom
Location: Elephant Butte, NM
Date: 2007/3/24

Photo courtesy of: davidbygott
Location: Desert Phacelia (Phacelia crenulata) in Joshua Tree
Date: 2008-02-24
Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira

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