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Echium vulgare Linnaeus, 1753

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Echium vulgare Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed [En], Vipérine commune [Fr], Slangenkruid [Nl], Gewöhnlicher Natternkopf [De], Viperina azzurra [It], Viborera [Es], Έχιο [Gr], Engerek out [Tu]

Dinant, NAMUR ● Belgium

Description: It is a biennial or monocarpic perennial plant growing to 30–80 cm (12–31 in) tall, with rough, hairy, lanceolate leaves. The flowers start pink and turn vivid blue and are 15–20 mm (0.59–0.79 in) in a branched spike, with all the stamens protruding. The pollen is blue but the filaments of the stamens remain red, contrasting against the blue flowers.

Biology: It flowers between May and September.

Habitat: It is found in dry, bare and waste places.

Distribution: It is native to most of Europe, and western and central Asia. It has been introduced to North America and is naturalised in parts of the continent.

References:
Wikipedia, Echium vulgare



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