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Nemophila maculata

Five-spot nemophila
Boraginaceae
Annuals, Flowers

NEMOPHILA

Grows 6 to 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 plants a delicate appearance. Often used as 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. Plant is quickly killed by heat and humidity. Reseeds when grown under cool, moist conditions.

Nemophila maculata

Native to California.Flowers are white, marked withfine purple lines and dots; alarge purple dot appears at thetip of each of the five lobes.

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