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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Echium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Echium plantagineum L.
Habit: Annual, biennial, 4--8 dm. Leaf: 2--15 cm, narrow-elliptic to oblong, bulbous-based-bristly. Inflorescence: spreading, 5--15 cm; branches 2--8, ascending. Flower: +- bilateral; calyx 7--12(17) mm; corolla tube +- 2 × calyx, limb 18--30 mm diam, blue-purple; lower 2 stamens short-exserted, upper 3 included. Fruit: black, rough, wrinkled to fine-tubercled. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: c CCo, SCo (San Diego Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe, widely naturalized. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley 2016. Echium plantagineum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=23837, accessed on February 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 08, 2016.