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Lady Campbell Weed Echium plantagineum

Phonetic Spelling
ek-EE-um plan-tah-JIN-ee-um
Description

Purple Viper's-Bugloss is an annual to biennial native to Europe and the Meddetreianana.  It has been introduced in the U.S.A. and Australia and is quite weedy and invasive in some areas.

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Tags:
#purple flowers#weedy#naturalizes#hairy leaves#hairy stems#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple flowers#weedy#naturalizes#hairy leaves#hairy stems#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Echium
    Species:
    plantagineum
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Biennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Mediterranean
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Nutlets gray brown oval
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Blue turning purple and then pink trumpet shaped flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblanceolate
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses
    Weedy