What is soil enhancing cover crop - Hydrophyllaceae?

Christoph Metelmann chandvel at inet.uni-c.dk
Sun Aug 4 04:28:22 EST 1996


In message 31 Jul 1996 13:51:07 GMT, kathy at fred.net (Kathy Bilton)  writes:

> I was recently seeing fields in Belgium and the Netherlands of Blue
> flowers which looked to me to be in the Hydrophyllacaeae.  I was told by a
> couple of people, including the wife of the farmer in one location, that
> it was planted for soil-enhancement purposes, but no one could tell me the
> name of the plant. Anyone know the name, and if it's something that's been
> being planted for this purpose for a long time or if it is something being
> used only more recently?  I checked books and libraries over there, but
> was unable to come up with any info.
>
> --Kathy Bilton  kathy at fred.net  http://www.fred.net/kathy/
>
Phacelia tanacetifolia could be the one used.  --  Chri



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