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salvation jane
Echium plantagineum L.

Overview

Appearance
Echium plantagineum is an annual or biennial plant that can grow up to 39.3 in. (100 cm) tall.
Foliage
Rosette leaves are 2-7.9 in. (5-20 cm) long, ovate, petiolate, and prominent venation. Cauline leaves are oblong to lanceolate, and can be cordate at the base.
Flowers
Calyx consists of 5 sepals and is 0.28-0.59 in. (7-15 mm) across. Corolla consists of 5 fused petals that are 0.71-1.2 in. (18-30 mm) across, funnel shaped, and purple to blue or even pink to white in color. Flowering occurs from spring to summer.
Fruit
Fruits are 0.1 in. (2.5 mm) long, tan-grey to black, usually grouped in fours. Seeds are 0.08-0.12 in. (2-3 mm) long, brownish in color, wrinkled, and 3 sided.
Ecological Threat
Echium plantagineum can be found in pastures, vacant lands, and roadsides. It is native to Mediterranean and west Europe.

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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Invasive Listing Sources

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium

Other System Links

Plants: ECPL
GRIN: 14875
ITIS: 31898
NPDN Host: 36527

Synonyms and Other Names

Related Scientific Names:

Echium lycopsis L.(Synonym)

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs