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Pentaglottis sempervirens
green alkanet
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring in lowland western Washington; British Columbia south to California.

Habitat: Disturbed soil in shaded areas.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Introduced from sw Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Herbaceous perennial, the stem 3-8 dm. tall, stiff-hairy throughout.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, the blades ovate, pointed, the lower petiolate, becoming sessile and reduced upward.

Flowers:

Flowers in tight clusters terminal on long peduncles from the leaf axils, the clusters closely subtended by a pair of leafy bracts; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes blunt; corolla 10 mm. wide, bright blue with a white center, the 5 lobes spreading, rounded

Fruits:

Nutlets 4; base of nutlet concave with thickened rim.

Accepted Name:
Pentaglottis sempervirens (L.) Tausch ex L.H. Bailey
Publication: Flora 12: 643. 1829.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Anchusa sempervirens L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pentaglottis sempervirens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Pentaglottis sempervirens checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pentaglottis sempervirens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pentaglottis sempervirens photos.

USDA Plants: Pentaglottis sempervirens information.

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