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plant id

Posted by robinbaur Netherlands (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 07 at 13:08

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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RE: plant id

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Bugloss

RE: plant id

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

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