This just misses being a very pretty plant, for the leaves are attractive, but the flowers are too small and too dull in color for the general effect to be good. The stems are about ten inches tall, purplish and downy, and the leaves are dull green and rather downy, with conspicuous veins. The buds are hairy and the flowers are lilac and crowded in coiled clusters, to which the long stamens give a very feathery appearance. This is found in the mountains, as far east as Montana and Colorado, and reaches an altitude of over twelve thousand feet.

Alpine P.alpina. Wild Heliotrope Phacelia Crenulata

Alpine P.alpina. Wild Heliotrope-Phacelia Crenulata. WATERLEAF FAMILY. Hydrophyllaceae.