Taxon  Report   6298 
Phacelia cicutaria  E. Greene
Caterpillar phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria
© 2004 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
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Phacelia cicutaria
© 2004 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Phacelia cicutaria
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Phacelia cicutaria, 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 cicutaria
© 2003 Lynn Watson
Genus: Phacelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Phacelia cicutaria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2018).

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