Common Viper’s Bugloss(Echium vulgare)藍薊
Biennial wildflower. Easy to grow in full sun location. In summer it flowers blue flowers which attract bees and butterflies. Good for cut flower. Usually it flowers, seed then die. Mature plant size is 1′-3′ in height. In old days it had been used for snake’s bite, hence the name. Self seeds easily.
紫草科藍薊屬,是常見的二年生野花. 容易在全日照處生長. 夏開藍色花是頗吸引蜂蝶的蜜源. 也是切花的花材. 成熟植株株高1-3呎. 在過去交通醫藥不便的時候是用來治蛇咬傷的草藥. 通常自行結籽繁殖.