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Nemophila maculata

Five-spot Nemophila
Boraginaceae
Annuals, Flowers

NEMOPHILA

These lovely annuals grow to 6–12 in. high and trailing to 1 ft. wide, with bell-shaped flowers to 1 in. across in spring. Pale green, hairy, ferny leaves give the plants a delicate appearance. Often used as a bulb cover.

Broadcast seed in place. In cold-winter areas, sow as soon as the ground is workable in spring; in mild-winter regions, plant in fall. The plant is quickly killed by heat and humidity. Reseeds when grown under cool, moist conditions.

Nemophila maculata

Native to California. Flowers are white, marked with fine purple lines and dots; a large purple dot appears at the tip of each of the five lobes.

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