Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2008

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, dry pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bright blue-violet/ White or pink with age
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Echium vulgare   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echium vulgare   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-04-001:
Echium vulgare   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Viper's Bugloss, Blue Weed