Is Fiddleneck a wildflower?
Yosemite Wildflowers: Fiddleneck (Amsinckia menziesii)
Is lacy phacelia invasive?
Lacy phacelia may become weedy or invasive in some regions or habitats and may displace desirable vegetation if not properly managed.
Is phacelia Tanacetifolia a perennial?
Phacelia tanacetifolia is an annual that grows erect to a maximum height near 100 cm (40 in) with none to a few branches.
Is purple tansy invasive?
The usual common name is “lacy phacelia.” “Tansy” is an unrelated plant (Tanacetum vulgare), with gold flowers, that’s widely considered invasive.
Is Fiddleneck edible?
The seeds and foliage are poisonous to livestock when ingested in quantity, because they contain toxic alkaloids (intermedine and lycopsamine) and high concentrations of nitrates.
Is Fiddleneck poisonous to horses?
Fiddleneck is one of the many plants that can be toxic to horses and has been seen throughout the hills behind the Equestrian Center and around the community.
Is lacy phacelia toxic to dogs?
Lacy phacelia is considered non-toxic, but it is a nitrate accumulator and should be used in a mix when fed to livestock.
Does phacelia need cold stratification?
Seed Treatment: While no stratification is needed, germination is enhanced by scarifying the seeds.
Is phacelia Tanacetifolia a wildflower?
The lacy phacelia flower is a 1 to 3 foot (0.5-1 m.), leggy wildflower with a bloom that looks similar to a thistle. It is a heavy nectar producer. An attractive addition to the ornamental bed, you might want to plant some of the purple tansy wildflowers to attract pollinators. In fact, you might want to plant several.
When should I plant phacelia Tanacetifolia?
Phacelia Tanacetifolia is a quick growing hardy annual green manure that germinates at low temperatures and is ideal for sowing from March until September. It will grow up to 1m in height and is tolerant of cold temperatures and may over-winter if it’s not too cold.
What is purple tansy used for?
It smothers weeds and has an extensive root system that improves the soil structure. However it does self-seed very easily so if it is used as a green manure dig in before flowering or cut down and compost the foliage.