NEMOPHILA menziesii
(NEMOPHILA insignis)

Baby Blue Eyes



Height: 4" (10cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Blue and white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Polemoniales (Jacob's Ladder Order)
Family: Hydrophyllaceae
(under the APGIII system, this plant is now in the
Boraginaceae Family)
Genus: Nemophila
Species: menziesii (Menzies's)
Nemophila menziesii

Nemophila menziesii is a delicate little annual, reaching a height of around 6" or so, forming a cushion of neat, divided leaves, covered in saucer-shaped flowers of sky blue with a white eye in summer.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(12 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a rounded capsule, opening like a mouth.

Seed The seeds are small and brown. There are several seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are very lobed.

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