Patagonia Wildflowers
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Paterson's curse
Echium plantagineum
Echium plantagineum
Paterson's curse Borage Family
Echium plantagineum Boraginaceae
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English common names
  •Paterson's curse
  •purple viper's-bugloss
Spanish common names
  •flor morada
accepted scientific name
  •Echium plantagineum L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Echium plantagineum (650)
  •Echium violaceum (2)
family name
  • Boraginaceae
Image Author: ©2007 Luigi Rignanese
Image License: CC BY-NC
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Category: Wildflowers, Shrubs
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 0.8 to 1.2 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of July thru 2nd week of March
Native to western and southern Europe. Can be invasive.

How Likely at this Location (94%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
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