Nemophila insignis, - Opposite-leaved Insignis, - is an elegant hardy annual, producing brilliant blue flowers, on stems six or eight inches high.

Self-sown seeds produce plants that flower in May, and continue a long time in bloom if in a shady situation. They will not flourish if exposed to the hot sun.

N. aurita. - Ear-leaved Nemophila. - A hardy annual, with purplish-blue flowers.

N. atomaria, - Dotted-flowered Nemophila, - resembles N. insignis, but differs in its white flowers, which are thickly dotted with dark purple. All the species are dwarf.

N. maculata, - Spotted Nemophila, - is a spotted variety of insignis, of great beauty, but not common.