Taxon  Report   6318 
Phacelia distans  Benth.
common phacelia,  distant phacelia, wild heliotrope

Phacelia distans
© 2003 Michael Charters
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
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Phacelia
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]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Phacelia distans var. australis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Phacelia cinerea
 Information about  Phacelia distans  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 06, 2015).

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