Species Details

Phacelia ciliata var. opaca

Merced phacelia

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Scientific Name:
Phacelia ciliata Benth. var. opaca J.T. Howell
Common Name:
Merced phacelia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Element Code: PDHYD0C0S2
USDA Plants Symbol: PHCIO
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 3.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5TH
State Rank:
SH
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.2 to 3.2 on 2013-02-01
changed from 1B.3 to 1B.2 on 2007-02-12
Add Date: 1980-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-06-08
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Feb-May
Elevation:
60 - 150 meters
195 - 490 feet
General Habitat:
  • Valley and foothill grassland (clay)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline (sometimes)
Notes:
Previously on List 1B.2. Taxonomic distinctiveness from P. ciliata is uncertain; needs further study. Most occurrences historical; need field surveys. See P. ciliata in TJM (1993) and TJM 2. See Leaflets of Western Botany 1:221 (1936) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 1 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 6
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Kings (KNG), Merced (MER)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Hacienda Ranch (3511975), Le Grand (3712022), Merced (3712034), Owens Reservoir (3712032), Plainsburg (3712023), Planada (3712033)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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