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Mojave Wildflower
I think this is a Phacelia, although I am not sure of the variety. Image taken by J Kent, spring 05 in the Mojave Desert.


Edited 8/3/07 - thanks to donhaller3, this flower has been identified as a Wild Helitrope, or Phacelia distans.

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Vahid AshrafiGreat !

Vahid Ashrafi

Voted 10/10

It's a very very beautifull flower . I have an album about flowers , it's a kind of you if you share your pics there .
Posted Feb 25, 2007 3:10 pm

davorWow

davor

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No matter what is, it is great.
Posted Jun 3, 2007 5:10 pm

donhaller3With trepidation

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

I suggest maybe Phacelia calthifolia or P. minor. The former is based on a brief decription and line drawing in Death Valley Wildflowers, Ferris, 2 ed., 1981. The latter is based the Peterson Pacific States Wildflowers, Niehaus, 1976.

Perhaps someone who knows more about Mojave plants will post.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 12:53 am

donhaller3Re: With trepidation

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

Bingo!
P.distans.

http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/violets/violet04.html

I think. Don
Posted Aug 3, 2007 1:05 am

lisaeRe: With trepidation

lisae

Hasn't voted

I think you are correct. :-)
Posted Aug 3, 2007 9:36 pm

KerstinThis is

Kerstin

Voted 10/10

most likely Gilia tricolor. :)

http://tiny.cc/sNCmc

This is a fragrant and easy-to-grow wildflower. I absolutely love the powder-blue pollen and the yellow, green and purple throat--just a beautiful color combination. It did great when I lived in Santa Cruz. It's not hardy here in Tahoe.
Posted Feb 1, 2008 4:46 pm

Khumbu06I agree

Khumbu06

Hasn't voted

I also think this looks more like Bird's eye Gilia (Gilia tricolor) than a Phacelia. Nice photo, though, whichever it is.

http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/birdseyegilia.html
Posted Mar 29, 2008 5:10 pm

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lisaeSubmitted by lisae
on Feb 10, 2007 2:52 am

Image ID: 268512
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Mojave Wildflower

Image Type(s): Flora