Plant ID forum: Blue flowers

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Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
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fahte
Jun 11, 2016 9:48 AM CST
Hi everyone,

I saw this when I was hiking in the countryside near Ankara, Turkey. Among many wildflowers this one was surrounded by bees and butterflies, so I am curious what it is. The flowers resemble forget-me-not, but the foliage looks a bit different to me.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 11, 2016 11:05 AM CST
Anchusa officinalis I think ..

http://adana-flora.blogspot.co...

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

It could be Anchusa azurea .. (I'm leaning more to this)

http://adana-flora.blogspot.co...

https://keesjan.smugmug.com/Pl...

There is also Anchusa italica ..

https://keesjan.smugmug.com/Pl...

https://keesjan.smugmug.com/Pl...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jun 11, 2016 12:05 PM CST
This site will surely be useful to you!

http://www.turkiyebitkileri.co...

Anchusa officinalis isn't listed on the site but it appears to be in Turkey.

A list of Families under which you can find genera and species.

http://www.turkiyebitkileri.co...
Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Herbs
fahte
Jun 11, 2016 4:50 PM CST
Thanks for the reply and the website suggestion. Very useful indeed!

After some research on the Internet, I agree that it should be A. azurea.

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jun 11, 2016 5:03 PM CST
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