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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