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Recent observations

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Viper's-Bugloss Echium vulgare

Date

November 14, 2015

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Pride of Madeira Echium candicans

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james35

Date

February 6, 2016 11:32 AM PST

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What

Viper's-Bugloss Echium vulgare

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 16, 2010

Description

There's a long story with these images. This is the horribly invasive Blueweed, Echium vulgare (Boraginaceae). In June 1997, biotech Eddie Hertz and I were looking for remnant prairie plants along the railroad ROW along TX 29 west of Bertram, TX (Burnet Co.). Eddie spotted some blue flowers that neither of us recognized. It turned out to be the first well-documented report of Blueweed for Texas. The plants were right along a busy roadside and railroad track and we suspect they were brought in with hay imported in a recent drought (1996). We went back the next day and removed the two plants we could find (sacked and trashed) and looked around, finding no more plants at the time. We documented the occurrence with a specimen now in the herbarium collection at Balcones Canyonlands NWR (Spec. No. BCNWR 980, coll. 5 June 1997, Hertz & Sexton).

Fast forward to June 2010, members of the Hill Country chapter of Texas Master Naturalists spotted Blueweed again, precisely in the same area. Evidently, Eddie and I had not eradicated the plants. Moreover, a church had now been built on the site and Blueweed had spread all through the disturbed parking areas of that church (dirt and gravel). Subsequently, on June 7 & 16, 2010, that chapter organized another effort to eradicate the species at that location, with hand digging, flower head removal, and herbicide application. These images were taken during that effort. I need to get back to that site (now 5-1/2 yrs since) to see what remains.

More info on this species can be found here:
http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=ECVU
http://www.eddmaps.org/distribution/usstate.cfm?id=us_tx&sub=5564
http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Echium%20vulgare.png

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you find this plant anywhere, remove it immediately (sacked and trashed) but do so ONLY with heavy leather or gardening gloves. All parts of the plant are spinescent and can cause serious dermititis. It's a mean, nasty invasive species!

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Viper's-Bugloss Echium vulgare

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quanwei

Date

January 28, 2016 03:55 PM TOT

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Pride of Madeira Echium candicans

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evelynch

Date

January 31, 2016 04:00 PM PST

Description

I think this is that crazy awesome purple spear flower that grows well at the coast, but I'm not so familiar with coastal stuff

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Viper's-Bugloss Echium vulgare

Date

September 1, 1997

Description

Campi e incolti aridi.
In regione Monfalcone, lungo il confine con Mombercelli, lungo il rio Rabengo, in Val Busclin.
Comune.

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Salvation Jane Echium plantagineum

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shlomitd

Date

January 30, 2016 01:05 PM SAST

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Viper's-buglosses Genus Echium

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john_barkla

Date

January 28, 2016

Description

Common in exotic grassland

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Salvation Jane Echium plantagineum

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joachim

Date

April 29, 2013 12:19 PM CEST

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Pride of Madeira Echium candicans

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murray_dawson

Date

October 1, 2015 05:48 PM NZDT

Description

Echium candicans (pride of Madeira). Coastal cliff track, Diamond Harbour, Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula. © Murray Dawson

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Viper's-Bugloss Echium vulgare

Observer

tim_hopley

Date

January 23, 2016

Description

Found along the road side.

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What

Tower of jewels Echium pininana

Observer

quanwei

Date

January 21, 2016 01:08 PM TOT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

Echium /ˈɛkiəm/ is a genus of 60 species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae.

No range data available.
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