Taxon  Report   6304    
Phacelia ciliata  Benth.  var. opaca  J. T. Howell
Great valley phacelia,  Merced phacelia
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Phacelia ciliata var. opaca, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   8th Edition

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Genus: Phacelia
Parent: Phacelia ciliata
Communities: Valley Grassland


Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Phacelia ciliata var. opaca
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Dec 16, 2018).