A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Threadleaf Phacelia (Phacelia linearis)

 

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail, Lyle, WA, 4/2016.

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail, Lyle, WA, 4/2016.

More attractive than the previously posted  hastata (admittedly not  saying much), the threads must refer to the tiny hairs on the needle-like leaves.

The genus name comes from the Greek phakelos, which means “cluster,” referring to the crowded groups of flowers on many species (including this one).  This annual plant is common in dry, grassy hills in the west. We find these in the eastern gorge in the springtime. Most sources report that this variety grows larger and more colorful in wet springs.

Bald Butte, Parkdale, OR, 5/2014.

Bald Butte, Parkdale, OR, 5/2014.

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One response

  1. Very pretty! They are way ahead of ours here.

    April 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm

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