A Rare Find

I love the curves of blooms!

I love the curves of blooms!



On our walk around the Estuary yesterday morning we saw this unusual flowering plant.  It is a type of Phacelia.  It does grow on Vancouver Island, but usually only above 1500m.  These plants were right by the road on the edge of the park.

It wasn’t just a single plant – it was quite a good spread of plants – they had been there for quite a while!

The leaves are large and like the stems seem to be covered in a fine silky “hair”.  Gorgeous.

There are over 200 varieties of Phacelia.  They are all beautiful.

Happy Viewing



About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to A Rare Find

  1. Maureen Byrne says:

    I may be wrong, and I can’t say I actually am familiar with phacelia, but this looks like comfrey to me from your photos. Check out google images for comfrey, and see if it is phacelia. I googled them, but there aren’t very many images. I would be curious to know, but regardless, wonderful photos, Lynette.

    • Hi Maureen,

      I think that you might be right. This looks like comfrey. It is closer to that than to the Phacelia, though the curling flower stems are very similar! Thanks


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