Phacelia campanularia A. Gray
Desertbells, desert bell, desert bluebells
Desert bluebells are natives of the Mojava and Sonoran deserts.
Identification: Plants are up to 20" (50 cm) tall, but usually much lower. Leaves are dark green, hairy, heart-shaped, with coarse teeth. Stem and leaf veins are reddish, and hairy. Flowers are bell-shaped, ½-1½" (1.5-4 cm) around, with five petals, and are deep blue to purple.
Phacelia campanularia on Wayne's Word
Phacelia campanularia at Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and the Plants of the Sonoran Desert
Phacelia campanularia on CalPhotos
Phacelia campanularia at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site
Phacelia campanularia at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Phacelia campanularia on Wildflowers in Santa Barbara
Phacelia campanularia at the Mindbird Maps and Books unofficial Mojave National Preserve site
Phacelia campanularia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 7a-10b: