Baby Blue Eyes
Height: 4" (10cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue and white ____________________________________
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
Genus: Nemophila Species: menziesii (Menzies's) ____________________________________
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:
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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