Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Echium vulgare L. image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Boraginaceae
Echium vulgare L.
blueweed, common viper's-bugloss, viper's-bugloss
Echium: from Greek echis, "a viper," the nutlets appearing to represent a viper's head
vulgare: Latin for "common"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb, roughly-hairy especially above; taprooted
Flower: blue to pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, irregularly funnel-shaped, stamens extending beyond the petals; inflorescence of many curving, branched clusters (cymes); blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:slightly rough nutlets
Leaf:lower leaves stalked, getting smaller towards top and becoming stalkless
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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