Scientific Name

Phacelia cicutaria E. Greene var. hispida J.T. Howell                

Family 

Boraginaceae 

General

              

CI

     Not uncommon on sunny, exposed slopes.  Smaller plants don't show the distinctive caterpillar-like form so characteristic of larger plants. 

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual (2012:  492, Phacelia by Robert Patterson, Laura M. Garrrison and Debra R. Hansen).

      Dale (2000;  124).

      McAuley (1996:  388).

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida showing very nicely the distinctive form that inspired the common name.  Growing along pathway to east of University Glen, CI (25 May 2003). 

 

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (22 June 2003).

 

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (22 June 2003).

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (7 March 2013).

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the west of Aliso Hall, CI (30 March 2008).

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (5 March 2013).

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (5 March 2013).

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Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida on the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (10 April 2013).