Taxon  Report   6318 
Phacelia distans  Benth.
Common phacelia,  Distant phacelia, Wild heliotrope
Phacelia distans
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Phacelia distans
© 2004 James M. Andre
Phacelia distans
© 2008 Keir Morse
Phacelia distans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Phacelia distans
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: BORAGINACEAE   (PLANTS: HYDROPHYLLACEAE)
Genus: Phacelia
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: meadows [Walker]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Phacelia distans var. australis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Phacelia cinerea
More information about  Phacelia distans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 09, 2016).

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