Latin name: Phacelia imbricata E. Greene var. patula (Brand) Heckard
Pronunciation: fa-SEEL-ee-a im-bri-KAY-ya PAT-yoo-la
Common name: Imbricate phacelia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Habitat: Canyon slopes and flats, chaparral woodland and pine forests, 2500'-7500', Transverse and Peninsular Ranges south
Blooming period: June to July
Name derivations: 1) Phacelia 2) imbricata 3) patula
The plants in the San Gabriels are very difficult to identify since they appear to be impure hybrid forms between var. patula and var. imbricata. These photographs were taken in the Laguna Mts.