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Weed Seed: Blueweed/Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Family

Boraginaceae

Distribution in Canada

Found in Canada

Duration of life cycle

Biennial or short-lived perennial

Seed/Fruit type

Seed identification features

Size

Shape

Surface texture

Colour

Other structures

Similar species

Corn gromwell (Buglossoides arvensis)

Gromwell (Lithospermum officinale)

Photos

Photo - Blueweed (Echium vulgare) nutlet (inner side showing central ridge and basal hilum area)
Blueweed (Echium vulgare) nutlet (inner side showing central ridge and basal hilum area)
Photo - Blueweed (Echium vulgare) nutlet (outer side)
Blueweed (Echium vulgare) nutlet (outer side)
Photo - Blueweed (Echium vulgare) nutlets
Blueweed (Echium vulgare) nutlets

Similar species

Photo - Similar species: Corn gromwell (Buglossoides arvensis) (front view, showing ridge)
Similar species: Corn gromwell (Buglossoides arvensis) (front view, showing ridge)
Photo - Similar species: Gromwell (Lithospermum officinale) nutlet (side view)
Similar species: Gromwell (Lithospermum officinale) nutlet (side view)
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