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Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia - Phacelia bipinnatifida

Family: Hydrophyllaceae Waterleaf family Genus Common Name: Phacelia Native Status: Native
Phacelia bipinnatifida - Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia.

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Distribution of Phacelia bipinnatifida in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 24 Jul 2016). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60 f/32 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv) Flash: Yes
Purple phacelia is aptly named, with a lovely purple 5-lobed corolla. There is a star-shaped white center to the blossom, and the hairy filaments carry the anthers well beyond the end of the corolla.
Phacelia bipinnatifida

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2008-April-02Photographer: Gerald C Williamson f/7.1
The deeply lobed leaves gives Purple Phacelia an alternate common name of Fernleaf Phacelia.
Phacelia bipinnatifida

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