Taxon  Report   6348    
Phacelia inundata  J. T. Howell
Playa phacelia,  Playa yellow phacelia
Phacelia inundata
© 2008 F. Gauna
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia inundata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Nevada, Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Phacelia inundata
© 2008 F. Gauna
Genus: Phacelia
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Alkali Sink, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Miltitzia parviflora
More information about  Phacelia inundata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).