Irish wildflowers


Photos: Co. Wexford

Bugloss
Anchusa arvensis
Boglas
Family: Boraginaceae

Flowering time: April-September. Annual. Native.

Small bright-blue flowers with leaf-like bracts. Occasionally whitish.
Linear-lanceolate leaves, toothed, wavy-edged. Stalked lower leaves.
Upper leaves half-clasping stems. Erect, bristly plant. Height: 15-40cm.

Dry soils, usually coastal. Sandy heaths, arable land, waste ground.
Most frequent E Ireland. Decreasing.

Similar: Vipers-bugloss, Echium vulgare
     


    



Immediately above: Bugloss, June 2010

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