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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 Hydrophyllaceæ, type of the tribe Phacelieæ, 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.
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- n. any plant of the genus Phacelia
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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.
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.
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.
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 Parachute penstemon, with lavender and white flowers, and the DeBeque phacelia, with yellow flowers, are found only around the Roan Plateau in western Colorado.
The De Beque phacelia has been a candidate since 1980.
DeBeque phacelia only grows in small patches on uniquely suitable soil.
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.
The DeBeque phacelia is a rare, short-lived annual plant that grows in clay soils in Garfield and Mesa counties.
On a list, she ticked off California sunflower, mulefat, branching phacelia and golden yarrow, among others.
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