Viper's Bugloss

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The Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) can be found growing in dry and barren areas of Northern Europe. They are quite common all over the United Kingdom. They are also common in North America, surrounding the Great Lakes, but are considered weeds. The Viper's Bugloss is a monocarpic perennial, or biennial flowering plant.

The flowers themselves are about 17 mm in size, and are a rich blue in color. The stamens are always protruding from the flower, and their red color contrasts deeply against the blue. The flowers grow out from a hairy and spiked branch, which also has lanceolate shaped leaves




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