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Blue or Purple Flowers ( Other )
Waterleaf Family (Hydrophyllaceae)

Silky Phacelia/Scorpionweed
Phacelia sericea

Season: Mid-May to August
Habitat:
 Upper Montane and subalpine
Height:
 20-40 cm

Description: This uncommon plant is distinctive in appearance, but rarely encountered. It has a hairy stem and leaves. The leaves are finely dissected into narrow leaflets. The stem terminates in a beautiful head of numerous tightly arranged tubular flowers. From within the blue flowers, long orange anthers extend well beyond the corolla. Look for this flower in rocky, dry locations primarily within the subalpine and alpine, but occasionally lower.

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