Calflora
Taxon  Report   6318    
Phacelia distans  Benth.
Common phacelia,   Distant phacelia,   Wild heliotrope
Phacelia distans, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Phacelia cinerea
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Bloom Period
Family: Boraginaceae  
Genus: Phacelia

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, many plant communities

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFPhacelia alvordensis
JEFPhacelia ammophila
JEFPhacelia arthuri
JEF + PLANTSPhacelia cinerea
JEFPhacelia conmixta
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More information about  Phacelia distans

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/17/2021).