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Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name:Echium vulgare L.

Common Name:

Viper’s bugloss


Noxious weed.


Temperate regions up to elevations of 2,100 metres where it occurs over a wide range of soils but prefers the drier lighter soils (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It is a weed of pastures, roadsides and neglected areas (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Viper’s bugloss invades lowland grassland and grassy woodland and dry sclerophyll forest and woodland (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Viper's Bugloss Flower
Viper's bugloss flower
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Viper's Bugloss Plant
Viper's bugloss plant
Photo: Mark Imhof

Related Links

Information on Viper's bugloss on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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