Purple haze

A walk at Swineshead through the ancient woodland, bluebells all finished. This is a very wet wood today it was still very muddy . There are some really huge oak trees here which are beautiful.

Coming out of the woods we walked along the field edge and came across a patch of purple haze . From a distance I thought they were thistles but in closer inspection they are Phacelia(Phacelia tanacetifolia)

This is an introduced plant a native of W Northern America which has naturalised over much of Europe.

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