A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Silver-leaf Phacelia (Phacelia Hastata)

Horsethief Butte, Columbia Hills State Park, Columbia Gorge, WA, 4/2014.

Horsethief Butte, Columbia Hills State Park, Columbia Gorge, WA, 4/2014.

This strange looking plant is not, as one might guess, related to Fiddleneck, but rather a member of the waterleaf family.

We saw this plant everywhere last spring and summer;  the Cascades, the Gorge, the coast.  We saw it in April, August and all the months between.  It’s found in just about every western state.  The shape of the flower heads is sometimes called “scorpioid”.  Also called “Silvery Phacelia”.

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