Green Alkanet - Pentaglottis sempervirens

Description

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
Habitat

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

When to see it

April to July.

Life History

Perennial.

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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Species profile

Common names
Green Alkanet
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Family:
Boraginaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
264
First record:
19/05/2007 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
08/11/2023 (Smith, Peter)

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