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Pride of Madeira

Echium candicans

Description:

Very large plants massed together with silvery-green leaves and a central flower stalk that towers over head-high with florets of blue that resemble the shape and color of lithodora.

Habitat:

Roadside of Highway 1 along the Sonoma Coast, on top of a sea cliff.

Notes:

One of the grandest wildflowers I've ever seen, this is apparently a cultivar gone wild & spread. As it doesn't tolerate temps lower than 40 F, we don't see it on the Oregon coast. It is native to Madeira.

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California, USA

Lat: 38.91, Long: -123.66

Spotted on Jun 1, 2015
Submitted on Jul 22, 2015

Spotted for mission

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