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Common Name: Fiddleneck
Phacelia tanacetifolia is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
South-western N. America in California. Often naturalized in Europe[
Open flats and slopes below 1200 metres[
Succeeds in any moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
The flowers are a rich source of nectar and is occasionally grown commercially as a crop for bees[
Used as a green manure crop, but has not as yet (1980) been properly tested in Britain[
]. It is not very deep rooted.
Seed - sow in situ in late spring or late summer. The plant often self-sows.