Calflora
Taxon  Report   6338    
Phacelia humilis  Torr. & A. Gray
Low phacelia
Phacelia humilis
© 2014 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia humilis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Phacelia humilis
© 2011 Steven Perry
Phacelia humilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Phacelia humilis
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Phacelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Phacelia dociana
ICPN: Phacelia irritans
More information about  Phacelia humilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHHU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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