Growing in the student plots is carpeting annual awash with flower.
Nemophila menziesii ‘Pennie Black’; the true species being native to California where it is found in meadows and woodland from sea level to c. 1600m.
Growing to 120mm with almost succulent mid green foliage covered in minute white hairs. The flowers are born singly and are deeply lobed. Looking into the rounded bowled lobe, with good eyes the white centre absorbs a multitude of spidery white hairs revolved around the base.
Deep velvet purple on the inner surface; a powder white outer colour to the petals, both faces with prominent veining.