West Highland Flora

Bugloss


Anchusa arvensis

 

Anchusa arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(7 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Rare arable weed.

Flower diameter c 4-6 mm.  Plant up to 50 cm high.

ID: Flowers blue, with five petals arising from a curved tube.  Leaves bristly-hairy, hairs with bulbous bases, leaf-edges strongly wavy in an up-and-down way relative to the leaf surface.

Other features: Annual.  Flowers in cymes that progressively uncurl as with other members of the family such as Comfrey and Forgetmenots.  Each flower followed by 4 rough-surfaced nutlets.

 

Anchusa arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
(7 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)


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