Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Common Bugloss, Common Alkanet, Bee Bread
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Habitat: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Basal rosette & alternate
Basal leaves have petioles; stem leaves clasp the stem.
Bluish-purple with a white center
5-lobed salverform corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla
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