Family: Boraginaceae, forget-me-not family
Genus, species: Phacelia bipinnatifida
Leaves are pinnately lobed (like a feather).
Plant is a biennial, takes two years to reach maturity. Flowers are ½” wide with five lavender petals. Stamens are long, extend beyond flower petals. Blooms during mid-spring, in May.
Flowers look similar to appendaged waterleaf (Hydrophyllum appendiculatum), but leaves are different. Leaves of fernleaf phacelia are pinnately lobed (like a feather) and leaves of appendaged waterleaf are palmately lobed (like a palm).