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This is a native species.

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata (Notch-leaf Scorpionweed, Crenulated Phacelia)
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
Synonym: Boraginaceae

Semi-desert.  Canyons, openings, sand.  Spring.
Across the Colorado River from the Corona/Bow Tie Arches Trail, Utah, April 17, 2014; Near Six Shooter Peaks, Canyon Lands, Utah, November 15, 2021; Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, April 21, 2023.

The top photograph above shows a purple Phacelia crenulata ledge above the Colorado River. You can be fairly sure of finding such masses of P. crenulata flowers if you return in the spring to where you find masses of their basal leaves in the fall, as in the second photograph above.

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata

      Phacelia crenulata

        Phacelia crenulata

Phacelia crenulata (Notch-leaf Scorpionweed, Crenulated Phacelia)
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
Synonym: Boraginaceae

Semi-desert.  Canyons, openings, sand.  Spring.
Above: Carpenter Natural Area, Cortez, June 8, 2014; Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, April 22, 2016.
Left: Corona/Bow Tie Arches Trail, April 13, 2005.