Growing on a limestone slope
So what is it?
Phacelia curvipes
P. davidsonii.
Or, neither?
Found at 5400 feet, this wildflower has characteristics of both so my guess (since I'm no botanist) is that it simply shows the variableness of Phacelia curvipesP. davidsonii was once a variety of curvipes. Note all the leaf shapes found within this 40-acre site. Anyway, its indentity has been driving me nuts since it's so common to the area, but now I'm betting on P. curvipes until someone proves me wrong! Blooms April-May.
Growing on a limestone slope
Growing under pinyon and Jeffrey pines, often with Mojave violets.