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Blue Curls (Phacelia congesta)

Blue Curls (Phacelia congesta)
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Early spring annuals in the Austin area often have blue flowers. Blue curls is no exception and the plants bloom in the understory of several Garden areas before the weather turns hot. The buds are arranged in two rows on the curled stems, several of which radiate out from a center point. They look much like the tentacles with suckers of an octopus. The flowers are small, but bright blue and the color often stands out nicely, especially when the plants grow in a colony.

class: Magnoliopsida / order: Solanales / family: Hydrophyllaceae / genus: Phacelia / species: congesta

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