Echium sabulicola   Sand Viper's-bugloss

Echium sabulicola whole Echium sabulicola close reddish Echium sabulicola blue

We found this hairy Bugloss on many occasions at the seaside. It needs a dry climate and plenty of sunshine to thrive. Although plants of E. sabulicola are usually illustrated with blue striped flowers we found quite a few with reddish hues.

Roadside verge near cliffs, near Almu├▒├ęcar, Spain 18th March 2007

Added on 24th December 2008, updated 29th March 2010

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