Desert Bluebell
Phacelia campanularia, Waterleaf family (Hydrophyllacea)
Flowers:Bell-shaped deep blue to purplish flowers (to 1" wide) with white-tipped blue filaments. Edges are scalloped evenly into 5 lobes, and there are white markings on the flower's inner surface.
Leaves:Velvety soft dark green leaves are generally round, with ruffly reddish edges.
Height:Generally low growing, some sources indicate the plant may reach 2' high.
Photographed April 5, in the Superstition Mountain area.