Phacelia crenulata v ambigua 120 (IMG_5679)
Phacelia crenulata or notch leaved phacelia is a pretty spring annual. The flowers are borne on an inflorescence that is wound up like a spring. As the flowers mature the spring unwinds and the flowers at the top start open. Phacelias are typically covered with small stiff hairs that break off at the slightest touch. Some people are allergic to chemicals in the hairs - and even dried plants can cause a reaction. Regardless, these are pretty spring flowers grace desert landscapes.