Taxon  Report   6358    
Phacelia malvifolia  Cham.
Stinging phacelia
Phacelia malvifolia
© 2003 Margo Bors
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia malvifolia
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Phacelia malvifolia
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Phacelia malvifolia, 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 malvifolia
© 2003 Margo Bors
Genus: Phacelia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Phacelia malvifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 17, 2019).