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Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea
Phacelia sericea

Phacelia sericea

Phacelia sericea

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

Subalpine, alpine.  Meadows, openings, tundra.  Summer.
Above: Cross Mountain Trail, August 5, 2019; Sharkstooth Trail, June 20, 2012 and July 7, 2004.
Left: Sharkstooth Trail, June 23, 2008 and July 26, 2019.

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.
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.