Taxon  Report   6358 
Phacelia malvifolia  Cham.
Stinging phacelia
Phacelia malvifolia
© 2003 Margo Bors
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Phacelia malvifolia
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Phacelia malvifolia
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Phacelia malvifolia, 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 malvifolia
© 2003 Margo Bors
Genus: Phacelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Phacelia malvifolia var. loasifolia
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This plant is available commercially.
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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: Apr 22, 2018).

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