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Purple Viper's Bugloss

Echium plantagineum

Description:

These purple flowers cover large areas of the Algarve hillsides at this time of year. A member of the Borage family (Boraginaceae).

Habitat:

Uncultivated land.

Notes:

aka Paterson's Curse and Salvation Jane. Portuguese common name is Soagem.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Apr 27, 2011
Submitted on May 14, 2011

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