Taxon  Report   6298    
Phacelia cicutaria  Greene
Caterpillar phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria
© 2003 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia cicutaria
© 2017 Kristin Sabo
Phacelia cicutaria
© 2004 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Phacelia cicutaria, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Phacelia cicutaria
© 2016 Chris Leslie
Genus: Phacelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Phacelia cicutaria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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: Dec 16, 2018).