Alternative names...Evergreen Bugloss,posh name..Pentaglottis semperviren.
A Perennial & a member of the Boraginaceae ( Borage) Family. Native to south-west France, and the Iberian Peninsula, but is now naturalised throughout the British Isles. Prefers shaded, damp areas.
It was brought here for the red dye which can be extracted from the roots, but escaped from cultivation. The leaves are rough and covered with hairs.
The bright blue, forget-me-not-like flowers appear from April to July and arise from the upper leaf axils in clusters with two small leaves behind them. They are edible and are sometimes used to decorate salads.
This rather bristley plant grows very well in my garden under a huge Willow Tree.I suppose it's classified as a weed but it's so pretty with it's tiny bright blue flowers.
Lit by daylight from the right,white reflector opposite.
5 frames tonemapped in Photomatix...the rest of the fiddling done in Photoshop.
F 16 manual mode
Raw files converted in Lightroom.
Thanks for taking the time to look,enjoy your Bank Holiday
Flowers and plants
Close-up and macro
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