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mystery flowering plant.

Posted by jimmymac49 u.k. (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 5:48

Got this plant in a free pack of mixed seeds called "Moody Blues" Grows about 60-80 cm tall, flowers June July.
Photo taken near end of flowering period, bees love it.
Any idea what it is called?


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RE: mystery flowering plant.

Verbena brasiliensis or similar


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RE: mystery flowering plant.

Verbena hastata


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RE: mystery flowering plant.

It's Phacelia tanacetifolia, actually. Not a British wild flower despite the link name but a common cover crop which sometimes escapes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Phacelia tanacetifolia.


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RE: mystery flowering plant.

Definitely Phacelia tanacetifolia. Many thanks for your help.


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RE: mystery flowering plant.

It's so pretty! Has it drawn butterflies to your yard?


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RE: mystery flowering plant.

Haven't noticed any increase in butterflies but as stated above it is an absolute bee magnet, which for me is a good thing.


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