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Pride of Madeira

Echium candicans


Attractive blue inflorescences tapering to cones.. approx. 600mm each.. total plant height about 1.5 metres. The flowers seem to go through a change in colour from sky blue to almost purple. Leaves dense, narrow, furry, pointed.


Suburban garden.


A native of Canary Islands. This is on 'high-risk' weed alert in Victoria, Australia.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

love the second picture

RubyPrakash 9 years ago

Like it.

here in Portugal the Echium vulgare(cousin of this one),is very common
i have many spottings of it

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago


Traveler 9 years ago

That is good

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks guys. I'm really falling in love with this plant - seeing a few more around at the moment and they are spectacular.

arlanda 9 years ago

Beautiful colours, Argy. It looks so surreal...

great Argy,like Pouihi said,this it has a portuguese name:)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Shameer, pouihi, NatralList, sofi1, Ashish.

ShameerZaman 9 years ago


Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great colours...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks for the positives everyone. I was just reading about the honey Despina. Now I want to try some. I think I'll post some bees and see what happens...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago


I like it, I always liked it...I think it's amazing, and it's making really nice honey :)

brainpunk 9 years ago

Wow. High risk weed? Does that mean I could still have one in a pot? It's gorgeous, and the bee makes for a beautiful shot.

Beautiful...they need to be saved.

JennytheTurtle 9 years ago

These flowers are amazing!!!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for comments and suggestions. NatralList.. it looks correct thanks. Wow so here it's on 'high risk' weed alert - now I've got something to discuss with the neighbour. Sure is an attractive weed. Lars... you are welcome to sit in the neighbours garden any time you like.

RiverValleyRunner 9 years ago

Wow thte bee in there is SUCH a nice touch!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Looks like a type of Lupine

LarsKorb 9 years ago

Awesome Argy - I never had one, but this is how I imagine an LSD trip :D

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Ringwood East, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 8, 2012


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