Anchusa azurea   Garden Anchusa DD I

Anchusa azurea

Introduced from Southern Europe, this garden escape sometimes establishes itself comfortably in the wild. This plant has been found in the Pensarn beach area for decades now and appears to be increasing in numbers. It is a much taller plant than the native A. arvensis (Bugloss)and with striking blue flowers.

There is not much established in the wild but in southern England it is dotted here and there. There isn't much to be found in Scotland or Wales and none in Ireland.

Pensarn beach, Abergele 4th May 2005

Added on October 10th 2005, updated 29th June 2008, updated Feb 26th 2010, updated Se3 23rd April 2010

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