baby blue eyes
Flower Namebaby blue eyes
Formal NameNemophila menziesii subsp. insignis
AliasNemophila menziesii 'Insignis blue', baby blue eyes, Insignis blue, Nemophila menziesii
HabitatWestern California, North America
MorphHardy Annual grass
Baby blue eyes (Scientific name: Nemophila menziesii subsp. Insignis) is a cold-weed crawling annual grass of the genus Nemophila of the Boraginaceae family in the western part of North America such as California. In the spring, light blue flower bells with a bell-shaped tip and 5 tears at the tip are blooming in inflorescences stretched from low plant height. The flower is a blue ground and the center is white. The tip of the petal is rounded. If it is a crowd, it looks like a blue carpet on one side. It is similar to the wild grass birdeye speedwell (Scientific name: Veronica persica) which even smaller flowers bloom.
Name: Baby blue eyes, Scientific name: Nemophila menziesii subsp. Insignis, aka:Nemophila menziesii 'Insignis blue', Baby Blue Eyes, Nemophila Menziesi, Nemophila Insignis, Common Calarxa, Origin: North America West (California), Plant Length: 10 to 20 cm, Lifestyle type: Cold-resistant annual grass, leaf shape: feathery compound leaves, leaf margin: fissure, generic name flower, inflorescence: spiral shape, flower shape: bell shape, flower season: March to June, flower diameter: 2 cm, flower color: Flowering period: March to June.
SpeciesN. menzigi subsp. insignis
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayScorpion-Type Inflorescence
SeasonMar Apr May Jun
Height10 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter2 ~ 3