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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Phacelia bipinnatifida

Fernleaf Phacelia, Purple Phacelia, Forest Phacelia, Loose-flowered Phacelia

Scientific Name:

Phacelia bipinnatifida

Genus:

Phacelia

Species Epithet:

bipinnatifida

Common Name:

Fernleaf Phacelia, Purple Phacelia, Forest Phacelia, Loose-flowered Phacelia

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Biennial

Plant Family

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Violet

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, especially where rocky. Fairly common to locally common across nearly all of the NC mountains; uncommon at the upper portions of the western Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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