Scientific Name:
Phacelia Juss., Gen. Pl. 129 (1789)
Vernacular Name(s):
Scorpion weed

Annual to perennial herbs, usually hairy and often glandular.  Lvs mostly alternate, entire or 1–2-pinnate.  Infl. a simple or branched cyme of few to many fls.  Calyx lobed almost to base.  Corolla rotate, campanulate or tubular, generally white, blue, or purplish, deciduous or persistent, with corolla scales attached in pairs to corolla tube at base of filaments.  Stamens included or exserted;  filaments sometimes adnate to corolla scales.  Style 1, 2-fid, sometimes divided almost to base.  Capsule 1-locular or nearly 2-locular;  seeds 2-numerous on the 2 linear placentae.  Seeds reticulate, pitted or transversely corrugate.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Phacelia Juss.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Jussieu, A.L. de 1789: Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita juxta methodum in horte regio Parisiensi excaratum, anno 1774. Herissant et Barrois, Paris.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.