Branched Phacelia

Phacelia ramosissima

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Status

Endangered

Description

Branched Phacelia is a perennial herb with lavender, cream, or white flowers. Its stems are sticky and hairy and grow to a height of 1.5 m. The leaves are also hairy and are 10 to 20 cm long and 3 to 10 cm wide. The leaf edges are divided into lobes.

Habitat

Branched Phacelia is limited to shaded and rocky habitats at the base of cliffs and rock outcrops in the south Okanagan Valley. Vegetation at these sites is often sparse due to the harsh conditions.

Threats

Habitat loss due to urbanization, agricultural development, and mining exploration

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