Phacelia magellanica, Kaweah River Scorpion-weed
Scientific Name: Phacelia magellanica
Common Name: Kaweah River Scorpion-weed
Also Called: Kaweah River Phacelia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Boraginaceae, Hydrophylloideae), the Waterleaf Family
Synonyms: (Phacelia egena)
Duration: Biennial, perennial; erect or ascending, stiff-hairy (hispid).
Size: Up to 1 ½ feet, usually less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb;
Leaves: Green; basal and cauline with petiole, basal leaves oblanceolate or lance shaped (lanceolate), upper cauline leaves un-divided (entire).
Flower Color: White, cream; flowers several bell-shaped, both stamens and style exserted, inflorescence a one-side cyme, fruit a capsule, also stiff-hairy.
Flowering Season: April to October.
Elevation: 3,000 to 9,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Multiple habitat types, Pinyon-juniper and coniferous communities, found in moist areas and along streams.
Recorded Range: In the United States Kaweah River Scorpion-weed is found in primarily in the west in AZ, CA and a small population in southern OR. In Arizona is will be found throughout much of the states with few records in La-Paz and Yuma Counties. It is also native to Central and South America and Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
The Plant List includes 368 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Phacelia. Of these 186 are accepted species names.
Comments: Kaweah River Scorpion-weed is similar to Varileaf Phacelia.
In Southwest Desert Flora also see Desert Bluebells, Phacelia campanularia; Cleftleaf Wildheliotrope, Phacelia crenulata; Distant Phacelia, Phacelia distans; Varileaf Phacelia, Phacelia heterophylla and Lacy Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia.