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Taxon: Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.

Genus: Phacelia
Family: Boraginaceae subfamily: Hydrophylloideae. Also placed in: Hydrophyllaceae
Nomen number: 27492
Place of publication: J. Lindley, Edwards's Bot. Reg. 20: t. 1696. 1834 (Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17:280; Trans. Hort. Soc. London 1:479. 1835)
Comment: authorship and place of publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 12-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-May-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, South Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria
    Southwestern Europe: France

    Western Asia: Cyprus
    Southeastern Europe: Italy

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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