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Large blue alkanet,Anchusa

Anchusa azurea

Description:

big plant tiny flowers.The first photo is with flash,i spotted almost at tweligth,this was my field of bird observation 10 years ago,when i return there was very few ligth and i remember that with flash certain colours make a diference.the last photo show's the place,its the back of my backyard,not bad as land scape,but is each year smaller and smaller,humans are spreading allover:) there are one thing that it's better,it's the little river streem,is now almost clean of heavy polution,10 years ago was a smely water streem,full of mosquitos,progress is allways like this bad and good,or good and bad depending on the observer :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchusa_azu...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 11 years ago
Large blue alkanet
Anchusa azurea Anchusa azurea


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8 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 11 years ago

I think the ID is right, António. I see a lot of this where I live on the Algarve too and have recently identified it. :) Very beautiful flower.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

@thanks Laura
@thanks dangermouse for the id,i was very interested in the id of this flower,it's spreaded all over this meadow

LauraFlores
LauraFlores 11 years ago

Once more I can't help identify the flower but I wanted to say that it's a very beautiful picture!!

Jeannette
Jeannette 11 years ago

The flowers look like some kind of Omphalodes, but I have never seen this species, it looks hairy on the leaves...

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

From what i know of the USA,if i lived there i'll do that without thinking,but here:) you dont know our(them:) portuguese mentality,people here in the north are very individualist,very materialist,super moralists,they think ecologie and nature care are things of people that dont have nothing to do,i'll go anyway,i use the local barber shoop to tell what i'am doing and the next hair cut conversation will be about nature and the paradise that we all have in our back's,and with time they acept things and maiby i'll go to the scouts of the village(here they are very centered in catolic religion issues,not so with nature issues,and me ,well,i'am not a great follower of any religion organization...olds storys :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

i think that you should share your spottings on Noah with them. So that they understand what you are doing exactly. Gather a bunch of people at your home and show them your spottings on the computer.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

Emma like i say in the last comment with the insects is even worst because we have to chase them,sometimes run,assuming strange positions to do the rigth photo,very strang activity in the neighourhood :),the next times i'll trie to show you the near by houses :)but like i say i'am going to put in risk my reputation :) for noah.there are hundreds of spottings waiting for me :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

nice back yard! you can spot all kinds of bugs here!

Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012

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