Blue beauty

Blue beauty

Observation - Blue beauty. Description: Upright plant about 50cm high.Leaves: alternate,pointed,deeply veined.Flowers:,at top of stems,brilliant blue,5 petals,white honey guides and white ring(which protrudes slightluy upwards)in centre of flower.Stamens hidden in narrow flower tube.Stems:hary,

Upright plant about 50cm high.Leaves: alternate,pointed,deeply veined.Flowers:,at top of stems,brilliant blue,5 petals,white honey guides and white ring(which protrudes slightluy upwards)in centre of flower.Stamens hidden in narrow flower tube.Stems:hary,square.Native to Western Europe,naturalized in UK.Thrives in lime soil. Red dye extracted from roots.