Taxon  Report   6401    
Phacelia stellaris  Brand
Brand's phacelia,  Star phacelia
Phacelia stellaris
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phacelia stellaris
© 2016 Keir Morse
Phacelia stellaris
© 2016 Keir Morse
Phacelia stellaris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as species of concern .

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 stellaris
© 2016 Keir Morse
Genus: Phacelia
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub


Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phacelia douglasii ssp. cryptantha
ICPN + PLANTS: Phacelia douglasii var. cryptantha
More information about  Phacelia stellaris
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 16, 2019).