Taxon  Report   6399    
Phacelia sericea  (Graham) A. Gray  var. ciliosa  Rydb.
Blue alpine phacelia
Phacelia sericea var. ciliosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(26 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Boraginaceae  
Genus: Phacelia
Parent: Phacelia sericea


Communities: Red Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEFPhacelia ciliosa
JEFPhacelia sericea ssp. ciliosa
JEFPhacelia sericea var. nelsonii
More information about  Phacelia sericea var. ciliosa

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:   (Accessed: 10/20/2021).