Latin name: Phacelia cicutaria E. Greene var. hispida (A. Gray) J. Howell
Pronunciation: fa-SEEL-ee-a sik-yoo-TARE-ee-a HIS-pi-da
Common name: Caterpillar phacelia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)
Habitat: Common and abundant on dry slopes of the chaparral, and is also found in coastal sage scrub, open oak woodland and grassland, frequently in burn areas, and ranges from San Luis Obispo County and cismontane southern California to the edge of the desert
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Phacelia 2) cicutaria 3) hispida