Connecticut Plants
Viper's Bugloss (Blueweed)
Echium vulgare L.

The flowers open, one or two at a time, on curled branches. The leaves and stems are bristly with hairs. Viper's bugloss was introduced from Europe in colonial times.

  • Family: borage (Boraginaceae)
  • Habitat: fields, roadsides, waste places
  • Height: 12-30 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: blue
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: Europe
Echium vulgare L.
Echium vulgare L.