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Anchusa italica

Buglosse d’Italie
Large Blue Alkanet

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

to 20 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

40-120 cm

Description

Also referred to as Anchusa azurea. Robust, bristly, hairy perennial with branched flower stalks.

Flowers

The flowers are borne on lax, floppy stalks, purple in bud, maturing into 5-petalled, strikingly blue tubular flowers.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, long, wider in the middle, pointed, 30 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: small, enclosed within the calyx, 1 cm.

Edible

Flowers.

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