Anchusa azurea   Large Blue Alkanet

Anchusa azurea whole Anchusa azurea floret

This plant isn't uncommon in the British Isles where it has escaped from gardens hence Stace's awful English name: Garden Alkanet. Although it's quite common in the Mediterranean the azure blue flowers brighten up the stony track sides. The garden variety escaping into the countryside of the British Isles often has blue rather than white centre.

LHS: Field near Los Gallardos, 19th March 2007 RHS Hills near Corijo valverde , Andalucia, Spain2nd April 2008

Added on 17th June 2007, updated 29th June 2008, updated 26th Feb 2010

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