Silky phacelia

Phacelia sericea

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
biennial
growing season:
NA
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
1350
Max elevation:
12000
Counties: 
Coconino

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
cold stratification
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
NOTES:
able to accumulate more gold within its tissues than other species AND can establish in volcanic cinders
Citations:
Abella 2006