Taxon profile


Echium vulgare L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Boraginales »  family Boraginaceae »  genus Echium - viper's bugloss

Scientific synonyms

Echium argenteum Pau
Echium granatense Coincy
Echium hispanicum Asso

Other names

= Blue Echium
= Blue Thistle
= Blueweed
= Common Echium
= Common Viper's Bugloss
= Common Viper's-bugloss
= Paterson's Curse
= Viper's Bugloss


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Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Phytoecia caerulescens (Scopoli, 1763), Ethmia bipunctella (Fabricius, 1775)

consumer (larval stage only): Pachycerus segnis (Germar, 1824), Rhabdorrhynchus echii (Brahm, 1790)

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Echium vulgare subsp. pustulatum (Sm.) Bonnier & Layens

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Echium vulgare L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Echium vulgare L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Echium vulgare L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Seznam cévnatých rostlin květeny České republiky, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Echium vulgare L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Echium vulgare L.]

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