A quick update on my previous post of the Purple Field.After a trip back to the field to take some close up photo's of the purple flowers and a bit of a search around the internet, I have found out a bit more about this pretty plant.
It's name is Phacelia Tanacetifolia, some common names are Lacy Phacelia, Tansy Leafed Phacelia or Purple Tansy. It is an annual and grows to a height of 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) the flowering time is late Spring to early Summer.
The flower spike is lilac/purple and is a favorite of bees. I love the long stamen coming from the center of each flower. Each petal has lots of tiny veins and the foliage is fern-like and lacy in appearance. I picked a couple of stems from the edge of the plot and put them in a vase, they have lasted wonderfully well.
I thought I'd include a picture of one of my Fairy Doors for no other reason than it's colour matches this post.
|A Purple & Lilac Fairy Door|
Wishing you a great week, I've heard that we in the UK are due a bit of good weather so take care and enjoy.
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