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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Phacelia cinerea

Bloom Period
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Phacelia
Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Serpentine affinity: 1.1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

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:
JEF: Phacelia alvordensis
JEF: Phacelia tanacetifolia var. tenuifolia
JEF: Phacelia scabrella
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More information about  Phacelia distans
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHDI)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2019).