Calflora
Taxon  Report   6318 
Phacelia distans  Benth.
Common phacelia,  Distant phacelia, Wild heliotrope
Phacelia distans
© 2008 Keir Morse
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Phacelia distans
© 2003 Michael Charters
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
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Phacelia distans var. australis
ICPN + PLANTS: Phacelia cinerea
ICPN: Phacelia scabrella
More information about  Phacelia distans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (PHDI)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 25, 2018).

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