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White-leafed scorpion weed (Phacelia hastata) - A member of the waterleaf family, this perennial plant can be easily identified by its characteristic fuzzy white leaves. Its white, tubular flowers are gathered into tightly coiled clusters, with their long, protruding stamens giving the entire plant a bristly appearance. The plant can range from a few to 12 inches in height, and is found in large, spreading clumps, up to several feet in diameter. It is an early summer bloomer, but may be found as late as August in some regions. This plant prefers drier, sandy or gravely soils, and is often found along roadsides.


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