I found this blue/violet flower on an acre in the Polder of Holland. It was growing in a sunflower field. The picture was taken in mid-october. Dutch flower with blue/violet blossom

  • Do you have a picture of the leaves, and the entire plant? That would help
    – J. Musser
    Oct 28, 2015 at 17:03
  • Sadly no. but you can see two leaves at the bottom of the picture.
    – Arne
    Oct 28, 2015 at 17:05
  • How tall was it?, and by two leaves, do you mean the broad leaves in back of the picture, or the smaller, composite leaf in the foreground at the bottom?
    – Bamboo
    Oct 28, 2015 at 17:24
  • The smaller composite leaf in the foreground. Stephie seems to have hit the nail on the head though.
    – Arne
    Oct 28, 2015 at 21:07

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This is a Phacelia.

Contrary to your tags, this is no wildflower, but planted either as bee food or to be tilled under as fertilizer. As your specimen blooms late in the year, I suspect the latter use, probably some seeds were blown away.

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