|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Boraginaceae||Borages or forget-me-nots|
|Genus||Phacelia||Based on the Greek phakelos, meaning “cluster,” and alluding to the densely crowded flower spikes of most species of the genus|
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Phacelia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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(Phacelia) · 2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) Species not yet identified
Wild Heliotrope (Phacelia) · 5/31/2009 · Marble Canyon, AZ
≈ 3½ × 2½" (8.6 × 6.5 cm) Species not yet identified