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Wild heliotrope

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyBoraginaceaeBorages or forget-me-nots
GenusPhaceliaBased on the Greek phakelos, meaning “cluster,” and alluding to the densely crowded flower spikes of most species of the genus

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Phacelia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Phacelia (wild heliotrope)

(Phacelia) · 2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) Species not yet identified

Phacelia (wild heliotrope)

Wild heliotrope (Phacelia) · 5/31/2009 · Marble Canyon, Ari­zona
≈ 2 × 1½" (5.4 × 4.2 cm) Species not yet identified