Calflora
Taxon  Report   6364    
Phacelia mutabilis  Greene
Changeable phacelia
Phacelia mutabilis
© 2001 James B. Gratiot
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia mutabilis
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Phacelia mutabilis
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Phacelia mutabilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Phacelia mutabilis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Phacelia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phacelia californica var. jacintensis
PLANTS: Phacelia heterophylla var. griseophylla
PLANTS: Phacelia heterophylla var. pseudohispida
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More information about  Phacelia mutabilis
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 (PHMU2)

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 20, 2018).

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