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flower id please?

hi all - this little beauty has popped up out of nowhere, can anyone tell me what it is?  It's in a really awkward spot to photograph, so apologies if it's not much to go on!  thanks. ximage

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,509

    It looks very much like a Spring gentian. I have put a link here so you can take a look and see if it matches leaves etc.

    http://www.plantlife.org.uk/wild_plants/plant_species/spring_gentian/

    If it is then lucky, lucky you! It is stunning image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    can you take a photo that shows which leaves belong to this plant and shows the shape of the flower from the top

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Its a beautiful little thing

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172

    Is it a packet of mixed seeds you have sprinkled?

    Blue flax seems to be in a lot of those this year.

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  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Does look a bit like blue flax, but I've never seen it anything like that colour, usually a more pale sky blue in my experience.  Do hope someone can make a certain ID.  

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    Its a Phacelia campanularia or desert bluebell. Isn't Google marvellous.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,509

    Gold star to Ceres image

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  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Wow, that really is a lovely shade of blue - I want some ……….

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