plant id

robinbaur(Netherlands)June 9, 2007

Can you please help me id this plant? It's been recently introduced in masses along a Dutch roadside and is absolutely stunning -- a sea of purple approximately a meter high (1 yard). The stems are slightly prickly.

Many thanks.

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Judy_B_ON(Ontario 5B)

Viper's Bugloss. Considered a weed in North America, but is native to Europe

Here is a link that might be useful: Bugloss

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 1:38PM
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robinbaur(Netherlands)

Judy -
Many thanks! I might just have to adopt this "weed" into my garden. Along the roadside it's stunning.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 12:42AM
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