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Evergreen Bugloss

Pentaglottis sempervirens

Plant Description

Five petaled blue flowers with white centers, petals fused at the base. Terminal and axillary flower clusters have leaf-like bracts below them. Egg-shaped alternate leaves with pointed tips, smaller higher up the plant.

Plant Details

Life Forms
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 3.3'
Distribution west of the Cascades from BC to California
Control When soil is moist, dig up plants, removing as much of taproot as possible, as fragments can resprout. Follow up by monitoring the site for seedlings.
Reproduction and Spread Reproduces by seed
Introduced native to Southwestern Europe
Look Alikes Annual bugloss (Anchusa arvensis), common bugloss (Anchusa officinalis), blueweed (Echium vulgare), borage, houndstongue, comfrey
Impact Grows and spreads rapidly. Difficult to completely remove once established.
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