Echium plantagineum

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    Echium plantagineum @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Echium plantagineum @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Echium plantagineum
Formal Name
Echium plantagineum
Alias
Echium lycopsis
Habitat
Europe, United Kingdom
Morph
annual grass

Comment

Echium plantagineum (scientific name: Echium plantagineum) is a European origin, and an annual grass of the Boraginaceae. In Australia it is considered an invasive weed. White hair grows throughout the grass and the leaves are lanceolate. Purple and bell-shaped flowers bloom in spring. Flower name is based on growing on the roadside as well as chrysanthemum (car tract). It contains alkaloids in foliage and is toxic to livestock such as horses. The herb is said to be the same plant as Echium · licopsis (scientific name: Echium lycopsis).

Common name: Echium plantagineum, Scientific name: Echium plantagineum, aka: Echium lycopsis.

Detailed information

Order
Boraginales
Family
Boraginaceae
Genus
Echium
Species
E. plantagineum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Scorpion-Type Inflorescence
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
cultivated variety
Color
Violet
Season
AprMay
Height
20 ~ 60 [cm]
Diameter
1.5 ~ 2

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