Echium plantagineum

Echium plantagineum

  • Echium plantagineum
  • Echium plantagineum
  • Echium plantagineum
  • Echium plantagineum
  • Flower name
    Echium plantagineum
  • Scientific name
    Echium plantagineum
  • Aliasエキウム・プランタギネウム, エキウム・リコプシス, Echium lycopsis, Viper's bugloss, Paterson's curse, Purple Viper's Bugloss, 車前紫
  • Place of originEurope, United Kingdom
  • Place of floweringHorticultural species
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Echium plantagineum

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.


  • Eye
    Boraginales
  • Family
    Boraginaceae
  • Genus
    Echium
  • Species
    E. plantagineum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scorpion inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeannual grass
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 2.0 cm

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