A herbaceous American plant with clustered blue, violet, or white flowers.
- Genus Phacelia, family Hydrophyllaceae.
- On the desert floor all around us blossomed yellow desert dandelions and purple phacelias.
- This year I'm using winter tares - a winter hardy vetch which will fix nitrogen and provide good protection, but in the past I've also used clovers, buckwheat, phacelia and grazing rye.
- Silky phacelia stood purple and straight, pussy toes bowed their heads.
Modern Latin, from Greek phakelos 'cluster'.
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