Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
Image ID: ahgh87LTap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not)
Height: 1 to 2.5 ft.
Blooms: June to October
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Fused petals, 5 parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
More photos of this flower
Bugle flowers are distinctly asymmetric. Viper's bugloss has prominent red stamens.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.