Definitions

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  • n. Any of many annual or perennial herbaceous plants, of the genus Phacelia, native to the Americas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ornamental plants of the order Hydrophyllace√¶, type of the tribe Phacelie√¶, distinguished by the two-cleft style, wrinkled or tubercled seeds, and an inflorescence of one-sided scorpioid cymes, at first densely fascicled, becoming loose and separated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Phacelia

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Examples

  • It might have begun earlier, in the time Seyavi of the campoodie tells of, when antelope ran on the mesa like sheep for numbers, but scarcely any foot-high herb rears itself except from the midst of some stout twigged shrub; larkspur in the coleogyne, and for every spinosa the purpling coils of phacelia.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • Seyavi of the campoodie tells of, when antelope ran on the mesa like sheep for numbers, but scarcely any foot-high herb rears itself except from the midst of some stout twigged shrub; larkspur in the coleogyne, and for every spinosa the purpling coils of phacelia.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • And soon comes the iris, with its broad golden eye fringed with rays of lavender blue; and five varieties of phacelia overwhelm some places with waves of purple, blue, indigo, and whitish pink.

    Our Italy

  • Because emerging native bees are already foraging, she's advising farmers to seed their fields with flowering cover crops like clover, buckwheat and phacelia, which provide nectar.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The Parachute penstemon, with lavender and white flowers, and the DeBeque phacelia, with yellow flowers, are found only around the Roan Plateau in western Colorado.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • The De Beque phacelia has been a candidate since 1980.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • DeBeque phacelia only grows in small patches on uniquely suitable soil.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • In response to the penstemon's uncertain future, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal this week to employ Endangered Species Actions protections for the plant, along with two other Colorado wildflowers - the Pagosa skyrocket and the DeBeque phacelia.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • The DeBeque phacelia is a rare, short-lived annual plant that grows in clay soils in Garfield and Mesa counties.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • On a list, she ticked off California sunflower, mulefat, branching phacelia and golden yarrow, among others.

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Top Stories

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