Taxon  Report   6314    
Phacelia cryptantha  Greene
Hiddenflower phacelia,  Limestone phacelia, Small flowered phacelia
Phacelia cryptantha
© 2006 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia cryptantha
© 2015 Steve Matson
Phacelia cryptantha
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Phacelia cryptantha, 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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Phacelia cryptantha
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Phacelia
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phacelia cryptantha var. derivata
ICPN: Phacelia eremica
More information about  Phacelia cryptantha
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).