A charming little desert plant, four or five inches high, with one or more, purplish, branching stems, springing from a pretty cluster of thickish, dull green root-leaves. The flowers are half an inch across, with sticky, hairy calyxes and buds and bright purple corollas, with bright yellow throats, from which the stamens do not protrude.

These little flowers look very gay and pretty against the desert sand.

Phacelia linearis. Phacelia Fremontii

Phacelia linearis. Phacelia Fremontii. WATERLEAF FAMILY. Hydrophyllaceae.