Species Details

Phacelia stellaris

Brand's star phacelia

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Scientific Name:
Phacelia stellaris Brand
Common Name:
Brand's star phacelia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Element Code: PDHYD0C510
USDA Plants Symbol: PHST7
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
Elevation:
1 - 400 meters
5 - 1310 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal dunes
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known from approximately ten occurrences. Historical occurrences extirpated by development. Threatened by non-native plants. Some plants intermediate to P. douglasii var. douglasii occur in SE Western Transverse Range foothills. See Pflanzenreich 4(251):123 (1913) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 15
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 3 0 0 6 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 9
Possibly Extirpated 6
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX)(?), Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Baldwin Park (3411718), Del Mar (3211782), El Monte (3411811)(?), Guasti (3411715), Imperial Beach (3211751), La Jolla (3211772)*, Los Alamitos (3311871), Oceanside (3311724), Point Loma (3211762), Redondo Beach (3311874)*, Riverside East (3311783), Riverside West (3311784), South Gate (3311882)*, Torrance (3311873), Venice (3311884)*
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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