[Phacelias East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Narrow-sepal Phacelia, Narrow-sepal Scorpion-weed

Phacelia leptosepala

Synonym: Phacelia hastata var. leptosepala

Oregon has lumped this species in with Phacelia hastata var. hastata (2014)

Narrow-sepal Phacelia, Narrow-sepal Scorpion-weed: Phacelia leptosepala (known also as Phacelia hastata var. leptosepala)

Narrow-sepal phacelia as seen atop Burch Mt. to the north of Wenatchee, WA.........June 6, 2009. Note the green tint to the dorsal leaf surfaces as well as the lack of lobes at the base of the blades.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Narrow-sepal Phacelia, Narrow-sepal Scorpion-weed: Phacelia leptosepala (known also as Phacelia hastata var. leptosepala)

A close-up of the inflorescence of narrow-sepal phacelia as seen atop Burch Mt. to the north of Wenatchee, WA........June 6, 2009. The inflorescence is a coild cyme.

Basal leaf cluster of Narrow-sepal Phacelia, Narrow-sepal Scorpion-weed: Phacelia leptosepala (known also as Phacelia hastata var. leptosepala)

Narrow-sepal phacelia as seen at a small borrow pit along Road 35 about one-half mile uphill from the southern forest boundary on Table Mountain, Wenatchee National Forest........June 4, 2013.

Paul Slichter