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May

Slow Flower of The Month

phacelia tanacetifolia

phacelia tanacetifolia

Scientific Name :
phacelia tanacetifolia
Family :
Hydrophyllaceae
Genus :
Hydrophyllaceae

Angelia originates in the warm and dry California area under the family of Hydrophyllaceae. Strong upright stem grows 60-90cm tall and a beautiful purple flower blooms. Its form is coated in stiff hairs and the leaves spread in intricate pattern giving them a lacy appearance. The wild form of Phacelia tanacetifolia was long enjoyed as ornamental flower, but recently they are also used in the horticulture field, as green manure crop, grown prior to Japanese Leek, bringing better yield and quality in the field.

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