Echium plantagineum

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium
Species: E. plantagineum
Scientific Name
Echium plantagineum
L.
Scientific Name Synonym
Echium lycopsis
L.
Common Names

salvation jane

Overview

Appearance
Echium plantagineum is an annual or biennial plant that can grow up to 39.3 in. (100 cm) tall.
Foliage
Rosette leaves are 2-7.9 in. (5-20 cm) long, ovate, petiolate, and prominent venation. Cauline leaves are oblong to lanceolate, and can be cordate at the base.
Flowers
Calyx consists of 5 sepals and is 0.28-0.59 in. (7-15 mm) across. Corolla consists of 5 fused petals that are 0.71-1.2 in. (18-30 mm) across, funnel shaped, and purple to blue or even pink to white in color. Flowering occurs from spring to summer.
Fruit
Fruits are 0.1 in. (2.5 mm) long, tan-grey to black, usually grouped in fours. Seeds are 0.08-0.12 in. (2-3 mm) long, brownish in color, wrinkled, and 3 sided.
Ecological Threat
Echium plantagineum can be found in pastures, vacant lands, and roadsides. It is native to Mediterranean and west Europe.

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