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Fernleaf Phacelia


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 inch wide with five lavender petals. Stamens are long, extend beyond flower petals. Blooms during mid-spring, in May.

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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).