Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what this tiny beauty is?

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joannakat
Jul 5, 2019 11:48 AM CST
It's coming up all over. Bees and small fly-likes seem to love it. The size of the entire "head" shown is less than that of a quarter.

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The leaves are, I think, laciniate.
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tofitropic
Jul 5, 2019 12:15 PM CST
phacelia?
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terrafirma
Jul 5, 2019 12:23 PM CST
Reminding me of Scabiosa
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joannakat
Jul 5, 2019 12:33 PM CST
Hmmm, not sure on either of those. Scabiosa is the pin-cushion flower, right? I'll have to view more pictures of both later tonight or tomorrow...
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terrafirma
Jul 5, 2019 12:35 PM CST
Hi, yes...
This is the one that I was thinking of... Field Scabiosa (Knautia arvensis subsp. arvensis)
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Jul 5, 2019 12:37 PM CST
Maybe Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) ?

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 5, 2019 12:41 PM CST
Joanna, do you have a photo of the leaves? Here's another Scabiosa for comparison:

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joannakat
Jul 5, 2019 12:43 PM CST
Lin, I don't just now and I'm running out to teach. I'll take one tomorrow and post it along with more pictures of the blooms--I say blooms because it's like there's a tiny flower bursting out of every pore of this beauty!
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janinilulu
Jul 5, 2019 1:48 PM CST
Gilia capitata?
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 5, 2019 3:41 PM CST
janinilulu has suggested another good possibility:

~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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joannakat
Jul 6, 2019 7:25 AM CST
Yes! That's it! And with a perfect name for such a tiny beauty.

Thank you everyone! Lovey dubby
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