Phacelia californica

Phacelia californica

rock phacelia



  • Fibrous rooted perennial 2 to over 7 feet tall
  • White flowers in summer
  • Found in open grasslands and serpentine outcrops
  • Sun
  • Withstands mowing
  • Larval food plant for Anise swallowtail butterfly
  • Found in Diablo and Hamilton sections, also reported in Molate and Bay hills sections

Berkeley, Redwood RP, Richmond, Tilden RP


1 gallon

bloom season Apr
bloom season Aug
pollinators Bees
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
sun Part Shade
flower color Purple
growth habit Upright
water Very low
soil Well-drained
dormancy winter

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