Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Echium
Family: Boraginaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
plantagineum
NOTES

A hairy annual or biennial to about 65 cm with ovate basal leaves which have prominent lateral veins and small, sessile, stem leaves. Origin Europe and Asia. A declared weed.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers unequally lobed and sparsely hairy on veins and margins. Flowers have 2 exserted stamens and are purple fading to pink
Colour: Purple
Notes: Some flowers blue
Colour: Blue
Notes: Some flowers pink
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Pattersons curse
Purple echium
Franklin weed
Pers echium
Blue thistle
Vipers bugloss
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Found along the roadside in the Woodlands area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
Synonyms for Species
Echium lycopsis
Echium violaceum



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