Taxon  Report   6401 
Phacelia stellaris  Brand
Brand's phacelia,  Star phacelia
Phacelia stellaris
© 2016 Keir Morse
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Phacelia stellaris
© 2016 Keir Morse
Phacelia stellaris
© 2016 Keir Morse
Phacelia stellaris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as species of concern .

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Phacelia stellaris
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Genus: Phacelia
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Phacelia douglasii ssp. cryptantha
TJM2 + PLANTS: Phacelia douglasii var. cryptantha
More information about  Phacelia stellaris
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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