Blueweed

Kevin Paterson

Plant Bio

Common Name:Blueweed
Family:Boraginaceae
Genus:Echium
Species:vulgare
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
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Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.6-1.0m tall • unbranched stem covered in stiff hairs; appears flecked due swollen red or black bases of the hairs • leaves narrow, elliptical and covered in stiff hairs; leaf size decreases with plant height • flowers are bright blue and funnel shaped.; blooms in June-July

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posted: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report from NWIPC is now online

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
WeedsBMP App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app...