Phacelia - Phacelia tanacetifolia
The leaves are finely cut, almost fern-like and the flowers are lavender-coloured in branched, coiled spikes. It can grow to 2 or 3 feet in height.
Roadsides and waste places, dry or disturbed soil.
In flower during June and July.
This flower has come to us from the USA and is now well established locally as a wild flower in most areas of Britain.
Formerly uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland where it was first recorded in 1999. It is now increasing in our area.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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