Phacelia crenulata  Blue Phacelia, Scorpionweed
ANNUAL or PERENNIAL.  Leaves are dark green with several rounded lobes.  Flowers purple or bluish purple, about 1 cm in diameter, with stamens longer than the corolla.  Blooms in April, later than P. affinis and earlier than P. arizonica, though there is some overlap.  In the Empires, the largest and most common Phacelia, common in sunny, sandy or gravelly areas.
FAMILY:  Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not Family)