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Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens Family: Boraginaceae
Pentaglottis sempervirens     *     Green Alkanet


Flowering time: May-September. Perennial. Garden escape

Habitat: An introduction from SW Europe now found throughout England (but less frequent in Scotland, Wales and Ireland) on hedgebanks, roadsides and waste ground.

Cymes of bright blue flowers with white centres. Seeds freely and can be invasive. Leaves are oval or oval-lanceolate, un-toothed, the lower leaves stalked, upper more/less stalkless. Very stiff-hairy plant. Height: 30-60 cm


Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens


Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens
Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens
Westbourne, Dorset. May 2013

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