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Phacelia tanacetifolia

Genus: Phacelia.

Species: Phacelia tanacetifolia.

planted 1404 as a "blue garden" pack of seeds - only thing that's come up blue so far!
GoYers ID'd it for me, then looked to find which variety: found match on a forum, which qoted a seed company:
"An erect, hairy annual with finely cut leaves and very dense, curved spikes of small, soft lavender, bell-shaped flowers which are enjoyed by bees. (One interesting fact about this plant is that of all the specimens we are occasionally sent for identification, this tops the list by a very wide margin and we can guarantee to receive several a year!)"

Photos of this plant

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