Phacelia cicutaria

Caterpillar phacelia

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   blue - lavender
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   548,100
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Phacelia cicutaria

Common Name:Caterpillar phacelia

Phacelia cicutaria, a dicot, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Amador, Butte, Calaveras, ContraCosta, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yuba

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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