Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.
Common Name: FIDDLENECK, SCORPION-WEED, LACY PHACELIA
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

This species, native from central California to northern Mexico, has occasionally been found as a waif beyond that range, presumably as an escape from cultivation, a contaminant in seed, or a hitchhiker on vehicles. The only Michigan collection was made in 1904 at the then recently established Upper Peninsula Experiment Station at Chatham, Alger Co. (L. M. Geisman, MSC); the railroad may have been associated with its introduction, or it may even have been cultivated. The leaves tend to be more finely pinnatifid than in the other two species, with the primary segments bearing at least small lobes or teeth.

Locations

Alger County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=594.