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Paterson’s Curse

Echium plantagineum

Annual; Stems are light-green and have stout, white hairs or bristles. Leaves are alternate, lanceolate and hairy. Flower head is curled and unrolls as the flower opend. Purple to blueish in color, trumpet shaped and attached to one side of the stem.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesPastures, roadsides, oak woodlands, prairie, dry upland slopes.
Mature Height1-3’
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