Species

Echium wildpretii

Etymology

Echium: Possibly named the Greek echis 'viper', named for the seeds' resemblance to a vipers' head. The plant was believed by the 1st century physician Dioscoridesbe to be a remedy for a viper's bite.

Family

Boraginaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites

Flower Colours

Red / Pink

This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010