Flower Database

baby blue eyes

Basic information
Flower Name
baby blue eyes
Formal Name
Nemophila menziesii subsp. insignis
Alias
Nemophila menziesii 'Insignis blue', baby blue eyes, Insignis blue, Nemophila menziesii
Habitat
Western California, North America
Morph
Hardy Annual grass
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Boraginales
Family
Boraginaceae
Genus
Nemophila
Species
N. menzigi subsp. insignis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Scorpion-Type Inflorescence
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Pinnate
Leaf edge
incision
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Blue
Season
Mar Apr May Jun
Height
10  ~ 20  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 3