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Argyll, United Kingdom Gb

Flower I.D. please.
These little blue flowers self seed everywhere year after year.
The bees love them so I'm happy to let them stay.
What are they?

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I would suggest it could be a Phacelia which is grown for 'green manure' on some farms. Are you close to farmland? If it is the bees do adore this and seems a shame that it is usually ploughed in before it flowers!
Do a search on Google and compare the results to yours.

10 Jun, 2014


I don't think its that. We had some self sown phacelia and the flower buds uncurled from a shape like a catherine wheel, quite unlike anything else I'd seen. Its very pretty though. It looks a bit like a dainty little version of Campanula glomerata - its not than but could it be another campanula? I hope somebody can identify it.

10 Jun, 2014


Well, the flowers are similar Honeysuckle, but the stems and leaves seem very different. Never heard of Phacelia before, so had an interesting read, thanks.

10 Jun, 2014


Is it maybe a species of Gilia?

11 Jun, 2014


Well done Tugbrethil. I've had a look and it seems to be Gilia Capitata. Thank you so much. It's been called the 'little blue flower' for 6 or 7 years now. :-)

12 Jun, 2014


See how much we all learn on GOY! I have never come across Gilia before and having looked it up (and seen yours) I think I might have a go with it next year. Well done Tugbrethil.

13 Jun, 2014


Thank you! :)

13 Jun, 2014

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