Phacelia campanularia, Desert Bluebell
Phacelia campanularia
Phacelia campanularia
Common Name Desert Bluebell, Desertbells, California Bluebell
Latin Name Phacelia campanularia
Native Habitat Southern California deserts from 0 to 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water None to twice per month in summer
Height 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Dark green heart shaped leaves with red stems (perennial or annual)
Garden Suitability Hummingbird
Ornamental Value Royal blue one inch flowers in spring
Nature Value Attracts insects and hummingbirds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Data http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pd_12dd.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/desertbluebells.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1285/
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/BlueBells/BlueBells.htm
    Images, data, and nursery http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/493.htm
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/violets/violet25.html
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_com&where-genre=Plant&where-namesoup=Desert-bells&rel-namesoup=matchphrase&title_tag=Desert-bells
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