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Lacy Phacelia

Phacelia tanacetifolia


Tall plant, some 1m to 1,20 tall; with deeply lobbed leaves and pale-blue to whitish flower heads. Flowers about 1cm or a bit less across; flower head around 10cm.


A field, usually used for wheat, was abandoned last winter and sold to housing developers - and this is what came out just before they started destroying everything. Outskirts of a small border town, rural zone, suburbs of Geneva.


Found on an abandoned agricultural field (actually not abandoned, rather taken away for urban development...), I at first thought it was some sort of native plant... It came out it was not, as Phacelia originating from south US, is used as cover crop and fertiliser; it's also an excellent melliferous plant.

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1 Comment

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 months ago

Gotcha! Thanks PlantNet

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Ferney-Voltaire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on May 7, 2018
Submitted on Aug 27, 2018

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