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.
Damp or shady habitats, woodland margins, hedgebanks and cultivated land.
April to July.
Frequent and widespread throughout most of Britain except the extreme north.
Now common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in just 50 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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