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Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia
Photographs: roadside, Co. Cork

Phacelia tanacetifolia
Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Flowering July-September. Annual. Garden escape.

Curved racemes of bell-shaped lavender-blue flowers that seed freely. Sown as a green manure crop and a 'bee plant' and included in 'wildflower' mixtures as the flowers provide a good source of nectar for bees and other insects. Height to 75cm.

Occasionally recorded as a garden escape or discard

Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia
Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia

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