What's this plant/flower?

drh1(z4b/5a)July 25, 2012

Found this very small flower growing near the road. Height of flower stem (flowers along stem, no leaves to speak of) is about 6-8 inches. Flower is about an 1/8 inch across - very small. Plant leaves are at the base of the plant (approx. as rosette). Color is a bit off in this photo. More of a blue to blue-purple. Area is dry, very sandy. Bloom was early to mid-July. Cute little thing.

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drh1(z4b/5a)

Here's a second picture close up of the flower. Thanks for any help.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 11:38PM
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carol23_gw

Nuttallanthus canadensis.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nuttallanthus

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 8:20PM
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drh1(z4b/5a)

That is definitely it! Thank you very much for clearing up our mystery.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 11:14PM
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