Taxon  Report   6405 
Phacelia tanacetifolia  Benth.
Lacy phacelia,  Tansy leafed phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia
© 2014 Genevieve K. Walden
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Phacelia tanacetifolia
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Phacelia tanacetifolia
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Phacelia tanacetifolia, 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 tanacetifolia
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Phacelia
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Phacelia tanacetifolia bvar. tenuisecta
ICPN: Phacelia tanacetifolia f. staminea
ICPN: Phacelia tanacetifolia subvar. tenuisecta
ICPN: Phacelia tanacetifolia var. cinerea
More information about  Phacelia tanacetifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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