Phacelia hastata

Silverleaf Phacelia

Erect, occasionally decumbent, stems and leaves silver with stiff hairs, glandless. Stems often branched. Leaves mostly basal, 1/2–5 in. long, narrowly oblong, usually entire; lower leaves may be lobed, becoming smaller up stem. Flowers in dense tightly coiled cluster, petals fused most of the length, bell-shaped, white or lavender; stamens extending beyond petals. Grows in flats, shrublands, forests, talus, pumice, at mid- to alpine elevations. Var. compacta is 2–8 in. tall, has calyx lobes with sticky glands; grows in upper forests, subalpine, alpine. Var. hastata has calyx lobes without glands, few stiff hairs, most pressed to surface; grows at mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--36 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Subalpine, Alpine, Disturbed
  • Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes