SOLVED: Texas wildflower or invasive?

Austin, TX

Found this growing on a vacant lot across the street from my house. It's not in my Texas Wildflowers guidebook. Any clue what this is?

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Seattle, WA

From that angle, it looks similar to Phacelia tanacetifolia.

Austin, TX

I googled images for Phacelia tanacetifolia and the foliage doesn't look right to me. Thanks.

Seattle, WA

Phacelia bipinnatifida?

Austin, TX

I don't think so but I'll keep looking in that family. It's close.

Seattle, WA

Post with better photos to make it easier to solve.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Phacelia hirsuta?

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Phacelia congesta (blue curls) seems very close:

http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/digflora/wrc/NonEndemics/720/PHCO2-21Mar07-95.html

http://www.soilcropandmore.info/crops/Weeds/UvaldeWeedSite/phco.htm

Opalie

(Becky), Lipan, TX(Zone 7b)

Looks like a wild heliotrope. Seen them up here in North Central Texas also :)

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Oh! In French we dont have all those commun names like in English for only one species or one commun name for many species .

It's the case here with wild heliotrope a commun name for Phacelia congesta.

But, for sure, I'm jalous of all the beautiful flowers you have in the south!

Opalie

(Becky), Lipan, TX(Zone 7b)

Opalie, sorry I didn't realize you already posted correctly under its Latin name. Still a rookie gardener here and honestly would love to learn all their "proper" names one day! Yes we have some pretty flowers here in southern USA but none of them compare to my beloved tropicals (I was born and raised in Hawaii)! Thanks :)

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

MessengerMommy Id plant is not easy.

When you are young, you remember and learn easily; after you know the planst but forgot their names !!!



(Becky), Lipan, TX(Zone 7b)

Ha! So I've learned. 3 kids later and I have to list literally everything needs done or I just forget it all! Gardening has become my new obsession and I hope to be as knowledgable as some of you forum regulars one day :D

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

I'm sure you will !

Zephyrhills, FL

I hope you will offer this one's seeds on your trade list. So many love blue.

Austin, TX

Definitely phacelia congesta. Thanks to all.

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