Echium vulgare

Common Name: 
blueweed, viper's bugloss, blue devil
Scientific Name: 
Echium vulgare L.
Family Name: 
Boraginaceae - Borage Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced biennial, reproducing by seed
upright, branched, hairy with spiny bristles, red spotted
Stems of Blueweed
Stems of Blueweed
Stems of Blueweed
Stems of Blueweed
alternate, narrow oblong to oblanceolate, hairy, margins entire, rosette and along stem
Leaves of Blueweed
5-petaled, blue, petals fused below forming funnel, upper petal larger and hood-like, stamens conspicuously project, red filaments; axillary
Flowers of Blueweed
Flowers of Blueweed