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Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea (Silky Phacelia, Purplefringe)
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)

Subalpine, alpine.  Meadows, openings, tundra.  Summer.
Sharkstooth Trail, June 23, 2008.

Flower buds show just after leaves begin to grow.

Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea (Silky Phacelia, Purplefringe)
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)

Subalpine, alpine.  Meadows, openings, tundra.  Summer.
Spiller-Helmet Ridge, August 8, 2005.

Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea (Silky Phacelia, Purplefringe)
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)

Subalpine, alpine.  Meadows, openings, tundra.  Summer.
Sharkstooth Trail, July 7, 2004.

Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea (Silky Phacelia, Purplefringe)
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)

Subalpine, alpine.  Meadows, openings, tundra.  Summer.
Cross Mountain Trail, July 14, 2009.

Very light petal colors are quite unusual for Phacelia sericea.

Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea (Silky Phacelia, Purplefringe)
Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)

Subalpine, alpine.  Meadows, openings, tundra.  Summer.
Ophir Pass Road, July 20, 2006.

Phacelia sericea and Senecio fremontii combine for beautifully contrasting colors.