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Common Viper's Bugloss
Scientific Name: Echium vulgare L.
Family: Boraginaceae
Common Viper's Bugloss (Echium  vulgare)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 94.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe, naturalized in much of North America in fields, borders and waste places.

Growth Habits: Biennial, 12-30 inches tall (30-75 cm) or more, many spines cover the plant.

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds


Blooming Habits:
Showy blue flowers with purple stamens, 0.8 inch across (2 cm), June to September.

Fruiting Habits:

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