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phacelia

(fəˈsiːlɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the mostly annual American genus Phacelia, esp P. campanularia, grown for its large, deep blue bell flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
[New Latin, from Greek phakelos cluster (from the habit of the flowers) +-ia]
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Noun1.phacelia - any plant of the genus Phacelia
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Phacelia - American herbs with usually pinnatifid leaves and blue or purple or white flowers in scorpioid cymes
Phacelia campanularia, California bluebell - annual of southern California with intricately branched stems and lax cymes of aromatic deep blue bell-shaped flowers
California bluebell, Phacelia minor, Phacelia whitlavia, whitlavia - desert plant of southern California with blue or violet tubular flowers in terminal racemes
fiddleneck, Phacelia tanacetifolia - hairy annual of California to Mexico with crowded cymes of small blue to lilac or mauve flowers
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Above, bees visit wildflowers in a hedgerow: a honey bee on elegant clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata) and a bumble bee on California phacelia (Phacelia californica).
About this time of year fields to the north of the castle are ablaze with colour, initially with bright yellow rape and pink campion followed by blue phacelia flowers.
BETULACEAE Alnus acuminata * BORAGINACEAE Borago officinalis Phacelia pinnatifida * BRASSICACEAE Brassica sp.
2006) also obtained similar results of thrips suppression and higher onion bulb yield when onion intercropped with white clover, but Lacy phacelia intercropped in onion reduced onion yield.
Flowering herbs common to abundant in the spring and early summer included Allium vineale, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Dicentra cucullaria, Enemion biternatum, Galium aparine, Geum vernum, Glechoma hederacea, Heracleum maximum, Hesperis matronalis, Hydrophyllum appendiculatum, Monarda fistulosa, Osmorhiza longistylis, Phacelia purshii, Ranunculus abortivus, R.
A mixture which includes some barley, mustard, vetches and phacelia, and maybe forage radish in frost free areas, provides a varied mixture of rooting patterns and crop heights.
Phacelia Cramer: South Eugene High senior finishes 12th in the steeplechase.
1995), Linum perenne (Meyer & Kitchen, 1994a) Phacelia secunda (Cavieres & Arroyo, 2001), and Koenigia islandica (Wagner & Simons, 2008), revealed seeds collected from lower altitudes are non-dormant or conditionally dormant, seeds from mid-altitudes are dormant and require cold-stratification for dormancy alleviation, and seeds from high-altitudes are dormant and require longer cold-wet stratification duration compared to seeds collected from mid-altitudes.
Bill Harper Bill Harper ABILL, there are all sorts of crops you could try, but right now phacelia or clover might be best.
This involves sowing plants such as phacelia or clovers into bare soil and leaving them to be dug into the soil next spring.
Use of Phacelia tanacetitolia (Hydrophyllaceae) as a plooen source to enhance hoverly (Diptera: Syrphidae) population in cereal fields.