Echium vulgare

Species:Echium vulgare L.
Common Name:Viper's Bugloss
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Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:

A native of Europe and long since naturalized in the USA.  First collected in Alabama (Jackson Co.) by Al Schotz in 2022 (Barger et al. 2023).

Status:Not Native

Barger, T.W., C.A. Davis, B. Finzel, B. Garland, A. Hayes, A.R. Schotz, P. Thompson, G. Todia, and N.D. Yawn. 2023. New and noteworthy vascular plant records for Alabama. Phytoneuron 2023-14: 1–6.

Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyBORAGINACEAE - Borage family
Genus Echium
Species Echium vulgare L. - Viper's Bugloss


Citation Echium vulgare Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 139. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 191.19). Lectotypified by Gibbs, Lagascalia 1: 54. 1971.

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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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Jackson

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00007900 Jackson 04 Jun 2022 Schotz, Alfred R.
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