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08 October 2008

Blue curls answers

I missed several questions about the blue curls pics the other day. So here are a few more details. This slightly larger than life picture, gives you a better idea just how small the flowers are.

They are FL natives, found throughout the state. In fact, they grow all the way up to southern Maine and west as far as Texas. The plant is a member of the mint family. It grows wild, but might be found at a native nursery. As of last year, it was available at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery in Sanibel. Look for them now. They bloom from August through October.

6 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The fingers are the most important part of the post. So often I see zoom views of floral features that I would literally walk right by, because my mental search engine is something on a bigger scale. I'll be on the lookout.

Floridacracker said...

After the bloom there will be tiny seeds in a cup. I've never tried starting them in flats, but

The finger perspective is great because anyone who has not seen it would never imagine it is so tiny.

I actually got a picture of blue curls the other day that I'm not embarrassed to post.

... not as good as a Sophie shot, but okay.

Floridacracker said...

... but I might.
Sorry I got interrupted.

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Hi Sophie,
I went to the Sanibel-Captiva Native Plant Nursery in January. It is where I bought my beautyberry plants. Still haven't seen them for sale here.

I looked up the botanical name of blue curls in order to find them in my Florida native plants book. I'm attempting to add more natives to my garden so I'm always on the lookout for new ideas. Thanks for the additional information.
Meems

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

I meant to say also... the tiny little purple flower reminds me a lot of the polka dot petals of the mona lavender. Also a very tiny flower.

SophieMae said...

Robert, I know just what you mean. Perspective is vital.

FC, I'll have to look for some seeds and spread them around outside the rose garden. Imagine a field of those.

Meems, I can't remember for sure which trichostema sp these are. They certainly thrive with no care on my part, apparently reseeding every year.