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 Ashrafi

Vahid Ashrafi - Feb 25, 2007 3:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Great !

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 .


davor - Jun 3, 2007 5:10 pm - Hasn't voted


No matter what is, it is great.


donhaller3 - Aug 3, 2007 12:53 am - Voted 10/10

With trepidation

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.


donhaller3 - Aug 3, 2007 1:05 am - Voted 10/10

Re: With trepidation


I think. Don


lisae - Aug 3, 2007 9:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: With trepidation

I think you are correct. :-)


Kerstin - Feb 1, 2008 4:46 pm - Voted 10/10

This is

most likely Gilia tricolor. :)

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.


Khumbu06 - Mar 29, 2008 5:10 pm - Hasn't voted

I agree

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

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