Hydrophyllaceae
Phacelia linearis

Threadleaf Phacelia

Erect stem may be branched near top, covered with hair. Leaves narrowly linear to lance-shaped, usually entire; sometimes lower leaves have linear lobes. Flower stalk short. Flower wide, bowl-shaped, to 1/3 in. across; calyx with short stiff hairs; petal with white to pale blue center, purple outer edges; stamens about same length as petal. May form dense colonies in sandy soils, shrublands, woodlands, forests, at mid elevations. Plants larger and flowers more deeply colored during damp springs.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 3--20 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Disturbed
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Wallowas, Olympic NP, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes