Plant ID forum: Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia); cultivated field of flowers

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2015 2:52 PM CST
We came across this amazing field of blooms. There was a wonderful scent that came from these plants.
Hope some one can ID this for me.

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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jul 20, 2015 3:28 PM CST
maybe one of the lavenders. there is one that starts with a "p" that has similar leaves
Hope you find out, I love fragrant plants
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 20, 2015 3:34 PM CST
Possibly one of the Gilias?
http://www.montereywildflowers.com/Polemoniac__Gilia.php
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2015 3:49 PM CST
The blooms are don't match either lavendula or Gilia.
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jul 20, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Possibly Phacelia. http://waywardspark.com/phacelia/
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bamira
Jul 20, 2015 3:53 PM CST
Maybe cultivar Phacelia vallis-mortae
Phacelia tanacetifolia
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Ritschen...
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 20, 2015 3:53 PM CST
Did you come across this in Oregon or somewhere else? Thank You!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jul 20, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Phacelia tanacetifolia looks real close.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Phacelia+tanacetifolia&rlz=1...
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Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 20, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Botanical Name: Phacelia tanacetifolia. Is my guess.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2015 3:57 PM CST
Thank you Jay. That is definitely a perfect match. Hurray!
It looks like it is used as a cover crop here in the Willamette Valley, OR. Also a wonderful source of nectar for bees.
I kept thinking something about the plant looked familiar, but the blooms confused me. It looks a lot like one of the tansy plants we have growing wild here.
Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 20, 2015 3:58 PM CST
I will throw a guess your way:
Phacelia Tanacetifolia
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2015 3:58 PM CST
And thank you to you also Leslieray. Smiling
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froggardener
Jul 20, 2015 4:01 PM CST
Thanks for posting this. I've heard tansy all my life but didn't know they were so pretty and fragrant. I've even passed the seed at wildseed farms Thank You! and glad you found out
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Tanacetum and Phacelia are two different plants. But the Phacelia foliage does make me think of some of the tansy type plants.
Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 20, 2015 7:24 PM CST
*Blush* I make my post and ran to eat dinner. My 'guess' was a few minutes too late.
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bamira
Jul 20, 2015 7:28 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 21, 2015 9:13 AM CST
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