Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Bugloss, Lycopsis arvensis, Boglas
Photographs: Co. Wexford

Lycopsis arvensis (Anchusa arvensis)
Family: Boraginaceae

Flowering time: April-September. Annual. Introduced

Clusters of small bright-blue flowers with white centres, 5 petals and leaf-like bracts. The very bristly linear-lanceolate leaves are +/- toothed with wavy edges, the lower leaves stalked, the upper leaves half-clasping the stems. An erect, bristly plant. Height 15-40cm.

Most frequent along the coast of eastern Ireland but decreasing. Usually coastal on dry sandy soils on heaths, arable and waste ground.

Similar: Vipers-bugloss, Echium vulgare

Bugloss, Lycopsis arvensis, Boglas

Bugloss, Anchusa arvensis, Boglas
Bugloss, Lycopsis arvensis (Anchusa arvensis), Boglas

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