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novice56
Austin, TX

April 29, 2013
2:00 PM

Post #9501543

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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vngarden
Seattle, WA

April 29, 2013
2:41 PM

Post #9501586

From that angle, it looks similar to Phacelia tanacetifolia.
novice56
Austin, TX

April 30, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9503003

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

April 30, 2013
1:39 PM

Post #9503012

Phacelia bipinnatifida?
novice56
Austin, TX

May 1, 2013
7:10 AM

Post #9503931

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

May 1, 2013
7:13 AM

Post #9503936

Post with better photos to make it easier to solve.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 1, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9504264

Phacelia hirsuta?
Opalie
Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2013
4:02 PM

Post #9504547

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

StillPlaysWDirt

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

May 2, 2013
1:04 PM

Post #9505608

Looks like a wild heliotrope. Seen them up here in North Central Texas also :)
Opalie
Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9505647

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

StillPlaysWDirt

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

May 2, 2013
2:46 PM

Post #9505745

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

May 2, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9505775

MessengerMommy Id plant is not easy.

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



StillPlaysWDirt

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

May 2, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9505814

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

May 2, 2013
4:17 PM

Post #9505828

I'm sure you will !
ransom3
Zephyrhills, FL

May 3, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9506352

I hope you will offer this one's seeds on your trade list. So many love blue.
novice56
Austin, TX

May 3, 2013
8:22 AM

Post #9506644

Definitely phacelia congesta. Thanks to all.

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