|Desert Bluebells, Phacelia campanularia.|
Photo Taken May 11, 2003 In Cave Creek, Arizona.
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Phacelia campanularia, is commonly known as California bluebell, desert bluebell, or desertbells, it is an annual, forb/herb, dicot, of the Hydrophyllaceae family; native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, commonly cultivated as an ornamental.
Height: About 1 - 2 feet. Spreading out to about 2 foot wide.
Flowers: The leaves are heart-shaped and edged in red.
Flowering Time: In Arizona they bloom February to April.
Leaves: Short and narrow, spaced closely along the nonflowering stems, giving a whorled appearance. Wax green color.
Found: Native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.
Soil pH requirements:
Elevation: Can be found from 0 - 6,000 Feet.
Habitat: Pinyon-juniper communities up to mountain meadows. Slopes, mesas, and sandy, disturbed rocky soil.
Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos May 11, 2003 In Cave Creek, Arizona.
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