[Phacelias East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia

Phacelia hastata var. alpina

Synonym: Phacelia alpina

May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia as seen in gravel along Forest Road 16 at Summit Prarie, Malheur National Forest........June 25, 2011.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia as seen in open forest at Big Creek Campground, Malheur National Forest.......July 16, 2010. Although difficult to see here, the flowers are noted for the light blue cast they have.

Close-up of the flowers of Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Close-up of a flower of Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Coiled inflorescence of Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Leaf of Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Additional close-up photos of purple phacelia as seen in open forest at Big Creek Campground, Malheur National Forest.......July 16, 2010.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Stem leaves and coiled axillary inflorescences of hastata/alpina/alpina4a.jpg - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Basal leaf blades of Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Additional photos of purple phacelia as seen along the edges of the paved parking area at the wildlife viewing area, Malheur National Forest........August 26, 2011.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia as seen (at left) sprawled across rocks at the Steens Mountain summit, Harney County, Oregon........September 1, 2011. The photo at right shows purple phacelia as seen along FS Road #2230 on Mount Pisgah, Ochoco National Forest..........June 13, 2015.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia sprawling across talus slopes on the east side of Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.......August 3 and 19, 2011.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia blooming on a scree slope along the trail at a pass about one mile northeast of High Lake, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.........July 17, 2013.

Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia blooming along the South Loop Road at the upper end of the Rooster Comb, Steens Mountain............July 9, 2014.


Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.) - Purple Phacelia, Silverleaf Phacelia: Phacelia hastata var. alpina (Synonym: Phacelia alpina. May also be lumped into Phacelia hastata var. hastata in Washington and on the USDA website.)

Purple phacelia begining to bloom at Summit Prairie, Malheur National Forest..........May 28, 2014.

The photo above shows silverlleaf phacelia (var. leucophylla) from Jackman Park C.G., the Steens Mt, Harney County, OR.......Aug. 3, 1995.

Paul Slichter