Echium


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Echium

a genus of the Boraginaceae family of plants; contains a series of hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids and continued ingestion of the plants causes chronic liver damage. The plant also contributes to the development of toxemic jaundice, the end-stage of chronic copper poisoning in sheep. Includes E. plantagineum (E. lycopsis), E. sericeum, E. vulgare. Called also Paterson's curse, Salvation Jane, Viper's buglos, Lady Campbell weed.
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Echium plantagineum is a species of Echium, a genus of the borage family of plants.
acutifolia, Chrysothemis friedrichsthaliana, and Echium vulgare provide
Nordblom TL Smyth MJ Swirepik A Sheppard AW and Briese DT (2002) Benefit-cost analysis for biological control of Echium spp.
The purple flower Echium has been hailed as the "green Botox" for producing an oil that is as effective as a facelift.
Perenniality appears to have played this role in the maintenance of outcrossing in island species of Echium (Bohle et al.
And, above all, there is echium x wildprettii, a plant which I long to succeed with.
A GARDENER reckons he may have grown the UK's tallest garden flower - a 14ft echium.
Carly Green, horticultural apprentice at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, with a 16ft Echium plant
There was still a trace of the tiny blue echium flowers, much loved by butterflies and bees, and the polygala along the front path was giving of its best.
Echium 'Red Rocket' is the result of crossbreeding to produce a dramatic spike of strawberry-red flowers, which will reach up to two metres in height.
Some gardeners don't like to wear gloves, but it's definitely necessary when handling or pruning plants with sap that can burn, such as euphorbia, or those hairy plants, such as echium and fremontodendron which can irritate.
Carol Goode, Penarth, Glamorgan CAROL: Your mystery plant is an Echium pininana, a superb Mediterranean species associated with the Scilly Isles and Devon and Cornwall.