Sep. 16, 2022

fernleaf phacelia, Phacelia bipinnatifida

Fernleaf phacelia is another of our natives that we've brought into the garden. They have the shape and size of eastern wild geraniums and can be used in much the same locations. They're available online. I'm a little disappointed and a little happy with these images. There was a huge storm blowing in. These may hold my personal record for the highest wind conditions in which I've gotten usable images. Very fast shutter speed is the only way, and that means you're giving up a lot of depth of field. One of those times you shoot and run for the car! That afternoon the weather went from nice 60s to freezing in about six hours. Fernleaf phacelia grows in woods in AL, AR, GA, IA, IL IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Chester Co PA, 4/21/21. Borage family, Boraginaceae.