Green Alkanet - Pentaglottis sempervirens


    A bristly plant usually of 30 to 60 cm in height. Stems branched, stem leaves unstalked. Flowers bright blue with a white scaly throat 8 to 10 mm in small long-stalked leafy cymes.

    Identification difficulty

    Damp or shady habitats, woodland margins, hedgebanks and cultivated land.

    When to see it

    April to July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Frequent and widespread throughout most of Britain except the extreme north.

    VC55 Status

    Now common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in just 50 of the 617 tetrads.

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