[Phacelia in the Mountains and Deserts of the American Southwest]

Desertbells, Desert Bells, Desert Bluebells

Phacelia campanularia var. campanularia

Synonyms: Phacelia campanularia ssp. campanularia, Phacelia minor var. campanularia

Desertbells, Desert Bells, Desert Bluebells: Phacelia campanularia var. campanularia (Synonyms: Phacelia campanularia ssp. campanularia, Phacelia minor var. campanularia)

Desertbells as photographed on horneblende substrates about one-third of a mile up Hornbend Canyon off San Diego County Route S-3, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.........March 26, 201.

Flower of Desertbells, Desert Bells, Desert Bluebells: Phacelia campanularia var. campanularia (Synonyms: Phacelia campanularia ssp. campanularia, Phacelia minor var. campanularia) - Sideview of the corolla of Desertbells, Desert Bells, Desert Bluebells: Phacelia campanularia var. campanularia (Synonyms: Phacelia campanularia ssp. campanularia, Phacelia minor var. campanularia)

Close-ups of the flower of desertbells. Note that the tube is about as long as the corolla is wide. Photographed on horneblende substrates about one-third of a mile up Hornbend Canyon off San Diego County Route S-3, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.........March 26, 201.

Desertbells, Desert Bells, Desert Bluebells: Phacelia campanularia var. campanularia (Synonyms: Phacelia campanularia ssp. campanularia, Phacelia minor var. campanularia)

Desertbells blooming in the wash at Plum Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park..........March 11, 2011.

Paul Slichter