Phacelia tanacetifolia, Lacy Phacelia, sometimes called Purple Tansy flower, is a beautiful desert annual. This plant is highly favored by native bees and many other pollinators. This species is also sought after by Desert Tortoises during it's springtime growth period.
It needs a full-sun location, and is drought tolerant, once established. It reaches a height of 1 to 2 feet, and if left to its annual life cycle, will re-seed itself.
Preferred springtime food of tortoises.