Viper's Bugloss - Echium vulgare

Viper's Bugloss or Blueweed, as it may more commonly be known, is a biennial as well as a short-lived taprooted perennial which may grow as high as 1 metre. The stems are covered in stiff hairs with swollen reddish to black bases where they are attached to the stems. Bugloss lives best in pastures, roadsides and idle areas particularly on coarse, sandy to gravelly soils. This weed can produce 500 to 2,000 seeds per plant.

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