Echium vulgare

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBoraginaceae
Family (Traditional)Boraginaceae
GenusEchium
Species:Echium vulgare L.
Common NameVipers Bugloss; Blueweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Annual; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: ciliate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boyd (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Madison (KY), Mercer (KY), Rowan (KY), Warren (KY), Woodford (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Carter (TN), Cumberland (TN), Hawkins (TN), Hickman (TN), Johnson (TN), Montgomery (TN), Perry (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1917 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100314887 Hardin Kentucky 07 Jun 1966 Joe Bruna
NA
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314903 Mercer Kentucky 23 Jun 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-537
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314895 Madison Kentucky 01 Jun 1983 Ronald L. Jones
4066
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314929 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2840
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314820 Fayette Kentucky 24 Jun 1917 M. Didlake
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314838 Franklin Kentucky 26 Jun 1937 E. Vaughn
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314952 Hardin Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne, Jr.
7214
EKY
Echium vulgare
BEREA010146 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Echium vulgare
31973000006709 Fayette Kentucky 24 Jun 1917 Didlake, Mary
s.n.
KNK
Echium vulgare
MDKY00008372 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Echium vulgare
MDKY00008371 Hardin Kentucky
MDKY
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184843 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184840 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184845 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184850 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
31234100314853 Franklin Kentucky 01 Jul 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5152
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314846 Franklin Kentucky 14 Jun 1993 S. Wind
96
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314911 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2840
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314960 Hart Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne, Jr.
7235
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314879 Madison Kentucky 15 Jun 1991 J. Richard Abbott, Ralph L. Thompson, and Ed Fitzgerald
625
EKY
Echium vulgare
31234100314861 Garrard Kentucky 31 May 1956 Mary E. Wharton
9958
EKY
Echium vulgare
BEREA010147 Woodford Kentucky
BEREA
Echium vulgare
BEREA010145 Franklin Kentucky
BEREA
Echium vulgare
BEREA023610 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Echium vulgare
ETSU008169 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
31973000006712 Boyd Kentucky 06 Jun 1979 Thieret, John
50983
KNK
Echium vulgare
MDKY00008370 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184852 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184841 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184842 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184844 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184847 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184848 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184839 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184853 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184846 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184851 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184869 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Echium vulgare
APSC0055188 Perry Tennessee
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0021984 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0120449 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0111610 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0120445 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0044763 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Echium vulgare
HTTU005377 Bledsoe Tennessee
HTTU
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0244053 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
UCHT037508 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Echium vulgare
ETSU013907 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013908 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013895 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013900 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013904 Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013902 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013909 Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
TENN-V-0184849 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Echium vulgare
APSC0120447 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0076432 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Echium vulgare
APSC0061062 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Echium vulgare
ETSU013897 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013896 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013901 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013906 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013899 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 01 Jun 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013898 Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU026218 Hawkins Tennessee 01 Jun 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19382
ETSU
Echium vulgare
ETSU013903 Tennessee
ETSU
Echium vulgare
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