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Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

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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
Date:  7/20/2008
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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.

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