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This wildflower deserves a better name

There's a stunning field of wildflowers on one of our mountain walks, thousands of tiny blue stars with occasional bursts of purple. Blue-eyed grass is the poetic name of the pale blue flowers, but the purple ones, their colors so deep and velvety, got stuck with 'hairy vetch'. Go figure.

wildflowers are blooming in the mountains

hairy vetch in the blue-eyed grass

who named this plant? not a poet.

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