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Yellow Alkanet

Anchusa ochroleuca


The genus Anchusa L. belongs to the tribe Boragineae of the borage family (Boraginaceae). It includes about 40 species. These species grow in Europe, North Africa, South Africa en Western Asia. They are introduced into the USA. They consist of annual plants, biennial plants and perennial plants with the general characteristics of the borage family. They are generally herbs, covered with bristly hairs. The leaves are simple or undulate, covered with stiff hairs.


In the Dutch dunes Endangered in the Netherlands.


Called 'geel-witte ossentong' in Dutch

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sttweets 11 years ago

See the more common variety here:

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Bloemendaal, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 15, 2011
Submitted on Aug 29, 2011

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